Quotes about Death

Get quotes of the day


How do you feel today?    I feel ...

These are quotes tagged with "death".

Add to my favourites Get these quotes on a PDF
A considerable percentage of the people we meet on the street are people who are empty inside, that is, they are actually already dead. It is fortunate for us that we do not see and do not know it. If we knew what a number of people are actually dead and what a number of these dead people govern our lives, we should go mad with horror.

I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.
When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.
Dying is a wild night and a new road.
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
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.
Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
Living is death; dying is life. We are not what we appear to be. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that citizens; on this side orphans, on that children;
A physician can sometimes parry the scythe of death, but has no power over the sand in the hourglass.
I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death.
I am dying beyond my means.
Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.
Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details.
I have lived, and I have run the course which fortune allotted me; and now my shade shall descend illustrious to the grave.
It was once said that if you took all of the people who fell asleep in church and laid them end to end they would be more comfortable.
We fear not death. That gloomy night, that pale-faced moon, and the affrighted stars that hurried through the sky, can witness that we fear not death.
Death is an endless night so awful to contemplate that it can make us love life and value it with such passion that it may be the ultimate cause of all joy and all art.
If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you'll die a lot of times.
Men must endure, their going hence even as their coming hither. Ripeness is all.
After life's fitful fever he sleeps well. Treason has done his worst. Nor steel nor poison, malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing can touch him further.
A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.
That which is so universal as death must be a benefit.
And all the winds go sighing, for sweet things dying.
So little done, so much to do.
I can die when I wish to: that is my elixir of life.
An evil life is a kind of death.
One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.
As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relations with this best and truest friend of mankind, that his image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling! And I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.
Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.
In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life, for the two are inextricably related. Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other.
There is no death. the stars go down to rise upon some other shore. And bright in Heaven's jeweled crown, they shine for ever more.
Death is but a passage. It is not a house, it is only a vestibule. The grave has a door on its inner side.
When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the paths of men.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.
It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time.
Ignore death up to the last moment; then, when it can't be ignored any longer, have yourself squirted full of morphia and shuffle off in a coma. Thoroughly sensible, humane and scientific, eh?
A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.

Get Quotes of the Day

Your daily dose of thought, inspiration and motivation.