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Quotes About Death

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For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.  ~ William Penn


There is no cure for birth and death, save to enjoy the interval.  ~ George Santayana


Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I think everything will be alright.  ~ Alice Thomas Ellis


Death - the last voyage, the longest, the best.  ~ Thomas Wolfe


Death ends a life, not a relationship.  ~ Robert Benchley


Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.  ~ Cardinal Newman


Be of good cheer about death, and know this of a truth, that no evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.  ~ Socrates


Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.  ~ Helen Keller


Add each day something to fortify you against poverty and death.  ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca


At my age, I'm often asked if I'm frightened of death and my reply is always, I can't remember being frightened of birth.  ~ Peter Ustinov


For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.  ~ Kahlil Gibran


In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.  ~ Robert Ingersoll


I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.  ~ Mark Twain


I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.  ~ Anaïs Nin


Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation.  For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.  ~ Albert Einstein


Death is a delightful hiding-place for weary men.  ~ Herodotus


Old and young, we are all on our last cruise.  ~ Robert Louis Stevenson


You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live.  ~ Joan Baez


He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels.  ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


To die is a debt we must all of us discharge.  ~ Euripides


While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.  ~ Leonardo Da Vinci


Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.  ~ Yogi Berra


The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.  ~ Epicurus


Dying is a wild night and a new road.  ~ Emily Dickinson


If they do kill me, I shall never die another death.  ~ Abraham Lincoln


No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.  ~ Euripides


He who has nothing to die for has nothing to live for.  ~  Moroccan Proverb


To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.  ~ Samuel Butler


Man always dies before he is fully born.  ~ Erich Fromm


Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Most people die with their music still locked up inside them.  ~ Benjamin Disraeli


I intend to live forever.  So far, so good.  ~ Steven Wright


Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.  ~ Mahatma Gandhi


The only truly dead are those who have been forgotten.  ~ Jewish saying


The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you.  ~ Woody Allen


Death is not the worst that can happen to men.  ~ Plato


Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.  ~ Epicurus


Pale death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.  ~ Horace


The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.  ~ Albert Einstein


As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.  ~ George Bernard Shaw


I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.  ~ Mahatma Gandhi


Death is just a distant rumor to the young.  ~ Andy Rooney


Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.  ~ Mark Twain


The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.  ~ Seneca


Unable are the loved to die.  For love is immortality.  ~ Emily Dickinson


The long habit of living indisposeth us for dying.  ~ Thomas Browne


We're all cremated equal.  ~ Jane Ace


Life is life, and death is life, and everything in between.  ~ Terri Guillemets


Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.  ~ Michelangelo


The fear of death follows from the fear of life.  A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.  ~ Mark Twain


Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.  ~ Socrates


Death is a debt we all must pay.  ~ Euripides


Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.  ~ Mark Twain


No one knows whether death is really the greatest blessing a man can have, but they fear it is the greatest curse, as if they knew well.  ~ Plato


As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings happy death.  ~ Leonardo da Vinci


After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.  ~ J. K. Rowling


Death is a door life opens.  ~ Adela Rogers St. Johns


Even the best of friends cannot attend each other's funeral.  ~ Kehlog Albran


Neither death nor the sun can be looked at full in the face.  ~ La Rochefoucauld


Death is nothing to us, for when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.  ~ Epicurus


Death is that after which nothing is of interest.  ~ V.V. Rozanov


Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timeless, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.  ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein


Dying is easy, it's living that scares me to death.  ~ Annie Lennox


I am not going to fight against death but for life.  ~ Norbert Segard


What a simple thing death is, just as simple as the falling of an autumn leaf.  ~ Vincent Van Gogh


Death is no different whined at than withstood.  ~ Philip Larkin


Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.  ~ Napoleon Bonaparte


Death is not the greatest loss in life.  The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.  ~ Norman Cousins


Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.  ~ George Eliot


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