Quotes about Death
In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave.
--John James Ingalls
Tis after death that we measure men.
--James Barron Hope
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good.
Death--the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
To stop sinning suddenly.
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"--a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
Now comes the mystery.
--Henry Ward Beecher
A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.
I look upon life as a gift from God. I did nothing to earn it. Now that the time is coming to give it back, I have no right to complain.
The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.
We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world.
Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.
Don't strew me with roses after I'm dead.
--Thomas F. Healey
I never think he is quite ready for another world who is altogether weary of this.
God's finger touched him, and he slept.
--Alfred Lord Tennyson
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
--W. Somerset Maugham
He that lives to forever, never fears dying.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
How frighteningly few are the persons whose death would spoil our appetite and make the world seem empty.
Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it.
Most people would rather die than think: many do.
Men fear death as children fear to go into the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
It costs me never a stab nor squirm
Death is life's answer to the question "Why?"
The first breath is the beginning of death.
The play is the tragedy "Man"
--Edgar Allen Poe
Dying is a very dull dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing to do with it.
--W. Somerset Maugham
A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.
One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.
Death and the sun are not to be looked at steadily.
I'm not afraid to die, I just don't to be there when it happens.
--Gerard Manley Hopkins
How oft when they were at the point of death
But I will be
The rest is silence.
Who shall deliver me from the body of this death
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Dear beauteous death! the jewl of the just/shinig no where, but in the dark.
Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, ease after war, death after life, does greatly please.
--Sir Edmund Spenser
Death and life were not
Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.
Death closes all: but something ere the end,
--Alfred Lord Tennyson
A sweet and noble thing it is to die for one's country.
Let age aprove of youth, and death complete the same.
...silence sounds no worse than tears, after death has stopped the ears.
Death has a thousand doors to let out life: I shall find one Phillip
I know death has ten thousand several doors for men to take their exits
Verse, Fame, and Beauty are intense indeed,
...death is the cure of all diseases.
--Sir Thomas Brown
Death is the veil which those who live call life:
--Percy Blysshe Shelley
...death makes equal the high and the low.
Death opens unknown doors. It is most grand to die.
Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,
And come he slow or come he fast, it is but Death who comes at last.
--Sir Walter Scott
Go and try to disprove death. Death will disprove you.
Can honour's voice provoke the silent dust, or flattery soothe the dull cold ear of death?
Death is one of two things. Either it is annihilation, and the dead have no consciousness of anything; or, as we are told, it is really a change: a migration of the soul from one place to another.
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