Death - Quotes & Sayings

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

Norman Cousins

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.

Leonardo da Vinci

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

Khalil Gibran

Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.

Socrates

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.

William Shakespeare

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.

Steve Jobs

Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.

Unknown

Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.

William Blake

Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.

Brian Clough

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.

Evelyn Beatrice Hall

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

No matter how devastating our struggles, disappointments, and troubles are, they are only temporary. No matter what happens to you, no matter the depth of tragedy or pain you face, no matter how death stalks you and your loved ones, the Resurrection promises you a future of immeasurable good.

Josh McDowell

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.

Leonardo da Vinci

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

Rabindranath Tagore

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The death penalty not only takes away the life of the person strapped to the table - it takes away a little bit of the humanity in each of us.

Clint Smith

Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.

Lao Tzu

Suicide is man's way of telling God, 'You can't fire me - I quit.'

Bill Maher

I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.

Corazon Aquino

A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.

Fidel Castro

Hatred is corrosive of a person's wisdom and conscience; the mentality of enmity can poison a nation's spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society's tolerance and humanity, and block a nation's progress to freedom and democracy.

Liu Xiaobo

To have faith doesn't mean you get any less frustrated when you don't do your best, but you know that it's not life and death. Take what you're given, and when you continue to work hard, you will see results. That will give you the confidence you need to keep going.

Tom Lehman

Yes, people pull the trigger - but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror.

Eliot Spitzer

There is but One God. His name is Truth; He is the Creator. He fears none; he is without hate. He never dies; He is beyond the cycle of births and death. He is self-illuminated. He is realized by the kindness of the True Guru. He was True in the beginning; He was True when the ages commenced and has ever been True. He is also True now.

Guru Nanak

There is no life to be found in violence. Every act of violence brings us closer to death. Whether it's the mundane violence we do to our bodies by overeating toxic food or drink or the extreme violence of child abuse, domestic warfare, life-threatening poverty, addiction, or state terrorism.

bell hooks

I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

Who am I? Not the body, because it is decaying; not the mind, because the brain will decay with the body; not the personality, nor the emotions, for these also will vanish with death.

Ramana Maharshi

Give me liberty or give me death.

Patrick Henry

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.

Isaac Asimov

God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives; who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves?

Friedrich Nietzsche

No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.

Plato

Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.

Omar N. Bradley

Your ego can become an obstacle to your work. If you start believing in your greatness, it is the death of your creativity.

Marina Abramovic

Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.

John Wayne

Life and death are illusions. We are in a constant state of transformation.

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem.

Joseph Stalin

Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.

Tryon Edwards

Serenity is the balance between good and bad, life and death, horrors and pleasures. Life is, as it were, defined by death. If there wasn't death of things, then there wouldn't be any life to celebrate.

Norman Davies

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

An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated.

Madalyn Murray O'Hair

If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

I need your help. I am injured, near death, and too weak to hike out of here. I am all alone. This is no joke. In the name of God, please remain to save me. I am out collecting berries close by and shall return this evening. Thank you, Chris McCandless.

Christopher McCandless

Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs.

Isaiah Berlin

Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death.

Buddha

Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.

Bill Shankly

If you die you're completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I'm not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I've got.

Kurt Cobain

And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?

Thomas Babington Macaulay