Death Quotes

 A lot of people, on the verge of death, utter famous last words or stiffen into additudes, as if the final stiffening in three days' time were not enough; they will have ceased to exist three days hence, yet they still want to arouse admiration and adopt a pose and tell a lie with their last gasp. 
Author: Henry de Montherlant
Nationality: French
b. 20 April 1896  - d. 21 September 1972
  
 A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 A person who chooses to die or to risk death demonstrates that there are values, principles, maxims, that are more valuable to him than is life itself. In short, he places his immortal self above his mortal self. Nothing goes by luck in composition. It allows of no tricks. The best you can write will be the best you are. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 To what purpose should I trouble myself in searching out the secrets of the stars, having death or slavery continually before my eyes? 
Author: Anaximenes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 585  - d.  December 525
  
 A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. 
Author: Joseph Stalin
Nationality: Russian
b. 21 December 1879  - d. 5 March 1953
  
 A useless life is an early death. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 Absence and death are the same-only that in death there is no suffering. 
Author: Walter Savage Landor
Nationality: English
b. 30 January 1775  - d. 17 September 1864
  
 Absence is the death of love. 
Author: Pedro Calderon
Nationality: Spanish
b. 17 January 1600  - d. 25 May 1681
  
 Achievement: The death of endeavor and the birth of disgust. 
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1842  - d.  December 1914
  
 After the first death, there is no other. 
Author: Dylan Thomas
Nationality: Welsh
b. 27 October 1914  - d. 9 November 1953
  
 Ah, what a sign it is of evil life, Where death's approach is seen so terrible! 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Alas, poor Yorick! How surprised he would be to see how his counterpart of today is whisked off to a funeral parlour and is in short order sprayed, sliced, pierced, pickled, trussed, trimmed, creamed, waxed, painted, rouged and neatly dressed- transformed from a common corpse into a Beautiful Memory Picture. 
Author: Jessica Mitford
Nationality: American
b. 11 September 1917  - d. 22 July 1996
  
 All men and women are born, live suffer and die; what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams, whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things, and what we do to make them come about ... We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live. 
Author: Joseph Epstein
Nationality: Polish
b. 16 October 1911  - d. 11 April 1944
  
 All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing. 
Author: Count Maeterlinck Maurice Polydore Maeterlinck
Nationality: Belgian
b. December 1862  - d.  December 1949
  
 Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, 'Did you bring joy? ' The second was, 'Did you find joy? ' 
Author: Leo Buscaglia
Nationality: American
b. 31 March 1924  - d. 11 June 1998
  
 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. 
Tome: The Bible
Nationality: English   
 And who are the greater criminals - those who sell the instruments of death, or those who buy them and use them? 
Author: Robert Emmet Sherwood
Nationality: American
b. 4 April 1896  - d. 14 November 1955
  
 Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile... initially scared me to death. 
Author: Betty Bender
Nationality: American   
 As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death. 
Author: Leonardo da Vinci
Nationality: Italian
b. 15 April 1452  - d. 02 May 1519
  
 As I give thought to the matter, I find four causes for the apparent misery of old age; first, it withdraws us from active accomplishments; second, it renders the body less powerful; third, it deprives us of almost all forms of enjoyment; fourth, it stands not far from death. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 As man, perhaps, the moment of his breath, Receives the lurking principle of death, The young disease, that must subdue at length, Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength. 
Author: Alexander Pope
Nationality: English
b. 21 May 1688  - d. 30 May 1744
  
 As men, we are all equal in the presence of death. 
Author: Publilius Syrus
Nationality: Syrian
b. December 85  - d.  December 43
  
 As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless. 
Author: Rodney Yee
Nationality: American
b. December 1957
  
 At every hour death is near. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Be absolute for death; either death or life Shall thereby be the sweeter. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Be of good hope in the face of death. Believe in this one truth for certain, that no evil can befall a good man either in life or death, and that his fate is not a matter of indifference to the gods. 
Author: Socrates
Nationality: Greek
b. December 469  - d.  December 399
  
 Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality. 
Author: Emily Dickinson
Nationality: American
b. 10 December 1830  - d. 15 May 1886
  
 Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearances. 
Author: Soren Kierkegaard
Nationality: Danish
b. 5 May 1813  - d. 11 November 1855
  
 Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle. 
Author: Edna Ferber
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1885  - d. 16 April 1968
  
 Biography is one of the new terrors of death. 
Author: Dr. John Arbuthnot
Nationality: British
b. 29 April 1667  - d. 27 February 1735
  
 Birth and Death are the two noblest expressions of bravery. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 Born Free ...Taxed to Death 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 But life is sweet, though all that makes it sweet Lessen like sound of friends' departing feet; And Death is beautiful as feet of friend Coming with welcome at our journey's end. 
Author: James Russell Lowell
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1819  - d. 12 August 1891
  
 By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act. 
Author: Claude Adrien Helvétius
Nationality: French
b. 26 January 1715  - d. 26 December 1771
  
 By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death Will seize the doctor too. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 By the age of twenty, any young man should know whether or not he is to be a specialist and just where his tastes lie. By postponing the question we have set on immaturity a premium which controls most American personality to its deathbed. 
Author: Professor Robert Silliman Hillyer
Nationality: American
b. 3 June 1895  - d. 24 December 1961
  
 Cast a cold eye On life, on death. Horseman, pass by! 
Author: W. B. Yeats
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 June 1865  - d. 28 January 1939
  
 Christianity is a missionary religion, converting, advancing, aggressive, encompassing the world; a non-missionary church is in the bands of death. 
Author: Friedrich Max Müller
Nationality: German
b. 06 December 1823  - d. 28 October 1900
  
 Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death, and as sweet as love. 
Author: Turkish Proverb
Nationality: German   
 Come away, come away, death, And in sad cypress let me be laid. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal. 
Author: Adlai Stevenson II
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1900  - d. 14 July 1965
  
 Communism possesses a language which every people can understand-its elements are hunger, envy, and death. 
Author: Heinrich Heine
Nationality: German
b. 13 December 1797  - d. 17 February 1856
  
 Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment. 
Author: John Dewey
Nationality: American
b. 20 October 1859  - d. 1 June 1952
  
 Courage leads to heaven; fear, to death. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 Cowards die many times before their deaths, The valiant never taste of death but once. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Dealing with network executives is like being nibbled to death by ducks. 
Author: Eric Sevareid
Nationality: American
b. 26 November 1912  - d. 09 July 1992
  
 Death alone discloses how insignificant are the puny bodies of men. 
Author: Juvenal
Nationality: Roman
b. December 60  - d.  December 140
  
 Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven. 
Author: Confucius
Nationality: Chinese
b. 28 September 551  - d.  December 479
  
 Death and life were not Till man made up the whole, Made lock, stock and barrel Out of his bitter soul. 
Author: W. B. Yeats
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 June 1865  - d. 28 January 1939
  
 Death and proverbs love brevity. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Irish   
 Death and taxes and childbirth. There's never any convenient time for any of them. 
Author: Margaret Mitchell
Nationality: American
b. 08 November 1900  - d. 16 August 1949
  
 Death and taxes are inevitable. 
Author: Thomas C. Haliburton
Nationality: Canadian
b. 17 December 1796  - d. 27 August 1865
  
 Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. 
Author: John Donne
Nationality: English
b. 23 January 1572  - d. 31 March 1631
  
 Death comes to all But great achievements build a monument Which shall endure until the sun grows cold. 
Author: Georg Fabricius
Nationality: German
b. 23 April 1516  - d. 17 July 1571
  
 Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist. 
Author: Epicurus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 341  - d.  December 270
  
 Death does not surprise a wise man, He is always ready to leave. 
Author: Jean de La Fontaine
Nationality: French
b. 8 July 1621  - d. 13 April 1695
  
 Death doesn't affect the living because it has not happened yet. Death doesn't concern the dead because they have ceased to exist. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality. 
Author: Jean Paul Richter
Nationality: German
b. 21 March 1763  - d. 14 December 1825
  
 Death has a thousand doors to let out life; I shall find one. 
Author: Philip Massinger
Nationality: English
b. December 1583  - d. 17 March 1640
  
 Death in the front, Destruction in the rear! 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other. 
Author: Leo Buscaglia
Nationality: American
b. 31 March 1924  - d. 11 June 1998
  
 Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 Death is a low chemical trick played on everybody except sequoia trees. 
Author: J. J. Furnas
Nationality: American
b. December 1906  - d.  December 2001
  
 Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, And from desires that make us their puppets, And from the vagaries of the mind, And from the hard service of the flesh. 
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Nationality: Roman
b. 26 April 121  - d. 17 March 180
  
 Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 Death is as sure for that which is born, As birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable. 
Tome: Bhagavad Gita
Nationality: English   
 Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny. 
Author: Aeschylus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 525  - d.  December 456
  
 Death is delightful. Death is dawn, The waking from a weary night Of fevers unto truth and light. 
Author: Joaquin Miller
Nationality: American
b. December 1841  - d.  December 1913
  
 Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. 
Author: A. Sachs
Nationality: American   
 Death is my neighbour now. 
Author: Dame Edith Evans
Nationality: English
b. 8 February 1888  - d. 14 October 1976
  
 Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come. 
Author: Sir Rabindranath Tagore
Nationality: Indian
b. 7 May 1861  - d. 7 August 1941
  
 Death is not the worst evil, but rather when we wish to die and cannot. 
Author: Sophocles
Nationality: Greek
b. December 496  - d.  December 406
  
 Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not. 
Author: Epictetus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 55  - d.  December 135
  
 Death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.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. 
Author: Woody Allen
Nationality: American
b. 1 December 1935
  
 Death is sometimes a punishment, sometimes a gift; to many it has come as a favor. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 Death is still working like a mole, And digs my grave at each remove. 
Author: George Herbert
Nationality: Welsh
b. 3 April 1593  - d. 1 March 1633
  
 Death is the cure for all diseases. 
Author: Thomas Browne
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1605  - d. 19 October 1682
  
 Death is the dropping of the flower that the fruit may swell. 
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1813  - d. 8 March 1887
  
 Death is the end of all ills. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity. 
Author: John Milton
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1608  - d. 8 November 1674
  
 Death is the great leveler. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, And the comforter of him whom time cannot console. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 Death is the remedy for all things. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 Death is the veil which those who live, call life: They sleep, and it is lifted. 
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Nationality: English
b. 4 August 1792  - d. 8 July 1822
  
 Death is well understood, it's life that isn't. 
Author: Tony Follari
Nationality: New Zealander   
 Death makes no conquest of this conqueror: For now he lives in fame, though not in life. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. 
Author: Socrates
Nationality: Greek
b. December 469  - d.  December 399
  
 Death must be distinguished from dying, with which it is often confused. 
Author: Sydney Smith
Nationality: English
b. 3 June 1771  - d. 22 February 1845
  
 Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 Death row is a state of mind. 
Author: Doris Ann Foster
Nationality: American   
 Death spares none. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Death-the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening. 
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Nationality: Scottish
b. 15 August 1771  - d. 21 September 1832
  
 Death, old captain, it is time, let us raise the anchor! 
Author: Charles Pierre Baudelaire
Nationality: French
b. 9 April 1821  - d. 21 August 1867
  
 Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep. 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 Death: to stop sinning suddenly. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: French   
 Death? Why this fuss about death? Use your imagination, try to visualize a world without death!... Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil. 
Author: Charlotte Perkins
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1860  - d. 17 August 1935
  
 Death's brother, Sleep. 
Author: Virgil
Nationality: Roman
b. December 70  - d.  December 19
  
 Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. 
Author: James Madison
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1751  - d. 28 June 1836
  
 Deserves to be preached to death by wild curates. 
Author: Sydney Smith
Nationality: English
b. 3 June 1771  - d. 22 February 1845
  
 Desire is half of life, indifference is half of death. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 Despise not death, but welcome it, for Nature wills it like all else. 
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Nationality: Roman
b. 26 April 121  - d. 17 March 180
  
 Disease is a physical process that generally begins that equality which death completes. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life. 
Author: Bertolt Brecht
Nationality: German
b. 10 February 1898  - d. 14 August 1956
  
 Do not take thought for your persons or your properties, but first and chiefly to care about the greatest improvement of the soul. I tell you that the virtue is not given by money, but that from virtue come money and every other good of man, public as well as private. The difficulty, my friends, is not in avoiding death, but in avoiding unrighteousness; for that runs faster than death. 
Author: Socrates
Nationality: Greek
b. December 469  - d.  December 399
  
 Don't strew me with roses after I'm dead. When Death claims the light of my brow No flowers of life will cheer me: instead You may give me my roses now! 
Author: Thomas F. Healey
Nationality: American   
 Drunkenness is the ruin of a person. It is premature old age. It is temporary death. 
Author: Basil
Nationality: Cappadocian
b. December 329  - d. 1 January 379
  
 Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh. 
Author: Robert Bolt
Nationality: British
b. 15 August 1924  - d. 12 February 1995
  
 Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely. 
Author: Gautama Buddha
Nationality: Indian
b. December 563  - d.  December 483
  
 Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six. 
Author: Count Leo Tolstoy
Nationality: Russian
b. 09 September 1828  - d. 20 November 1910
  
 Every parting is a form of death, As every reunion is a type of heaven. 
Author: Tryon Edwards
Nationality: American
b. December 1809  - d.  December 1894
  
 Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears; there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the Agony of life and death. 
Author: Gautama Buddha
Nationality: Indian
b. December 563  - d.  December 483
  
 Everywhere in the Universe, what we call Life and Movement results from a continual conflict of Forces or Impulses. Whenever that active antagonism ceases, the immobility and inertia, which are Death, result. 
Author: Albert Pike
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1809  - d. 2 April 1891
  
 Fear death? To feel the fog in my throat, The mist in my face. 
Author: Robert Browning
Nationality: English
b. 7 May 1812  - d. 12 December 1889
  
 Fear not death, for the sooner we die the longer we shall be immortal. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Fear; if allowed free rein, would reduce all of us to trembling shadows of men, for whom only death could bring release 
Author: John M. Wilson
Nationality: American   
 Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Feminist art is not some tiny creek running off the great river of real art. It is not some crack in an otherwise flawless stone. It is, quite spectacularly I think, art which is not based on the subjugation of one half of the species. It is art which will take the great human themes --love, death, heroism, suffering, history itself --and render them fully human. It may also, though perhaps our imaginations are so mutilated now that we are incapable even of the ambition, introduce a new theme, one as great and as rich as those others --should we call it ''joy''? 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Fidelity is a matter of perception; nobody is unfaithful to the sea or to the mountains or to death; once recognized they fill the heart. 
Author: Russell Hoban
Nationality: American
b. 04 February 1925
  
 Fire is the most perfect and unadulterated reflection, in Heaven as on Earth, of the ONE FLAME. It is Life and Death, the origin and the end of every material thing. It is divine Substance. 
Author: H. P. Blavatsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 July 1831  - d. 8 May 1891
  
 Fool, what is sleep but the likeness of icy death? The fates shall give us a long period of rest. 
Author: Ovid
Nationality: Roman
b. December 43  - d.  December 17
  
 For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. 
Author: William Penn
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1644  - d. 30 June 1718
  
 For getting better, the Virgin; for death, the doctor. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 For God's sake let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 For I say, this is death and the sole death, When a man's loss comes to him from his gain, Darkness from light, from knowledge ignorance, And lack of love from love made manifest. 
Author: Robert Browning
Nationality: English
b. 7 May 1812  - d. 12 December 1889
  
 For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 For it is not death or hardship that is a fearful thing, But the fear of death and hardship. 
Author: Epictetus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 55  - d.  December 135
  
 For life in the present there is no death. Death is not an event in life. It is not a fact in the world. 
Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
Nationality: Austrian
b. 26 April 1889  - d. 29 April 1951
  
 For one who has been honored, dishonor is worse than death. 
Tome: Bhagavad Gita
Nationality: Austrian   
 For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off. 
Author: Johnny Carson
Nationality: American
b. 23 October 1925  - d. 23 January 2005
  
 Free speech is to a great people what winds are to oceans and malarial regions, which waft away the elements of disease and bring new elements of health; and where free speech is stopped, miasma is bred, and death comes fast. 
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1813  - d. 8 March 1887
  
 From its beginning, the world has been filled with a succession of calamities; over and above the unavoidable facts of illness, decrepitude and death. 
Author: Gautama Buddha
Nationality: Indian
b. December 563  - d.  December 483
  
 Gandalf did not move. And in that very moment, away behind in some courtyard in the City, a cock crowed. Shrill and clear he crowed, recking nothing of wizardry or war, welcoming only the morning that in the sky far above the shadows of death was coming with the dawn. And as if in answer there came from far away another note. Horns, horns, horns. In dark Mindolluin's sides they dimly echoed. Great horns of the North wildly blowing. Rohan had come at last! 
Author: J. R.R. Tolkien
Nationality: British
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1973
  
 Gandalf the White: Keep your forked tongue behind your teeth! I have not passed through fire and death to bandy wicked words with a witless worm!  
Author: J. R.R. Tolkien
Nationality: British
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1973
  
 Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear. 
Author: Horace Mann
Nationality: American
b. 4 May 1796  - d. 2 August 1859
  
 Get your priorities straight. No one ever said on his death bed, 'Gee, if I'd only spent more time at the office'. 
Author: H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Nationality: American   
 Give feminine fashions time enough and they will starve all the moths to death. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Government and co-operation are in all things the laws of life: anarchy and competition, the laws of death. 
Author: Walter Winchell
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1897  - d. 20 February 1972
  
 Gray hairs are death's blossoms. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. 
Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson
Nationality: English
b. 6 August 1809  - d. 6 October 1892
  
 Have you built your ship of death, O have you? O build your ship of death, for you will need it. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 He can be lethal death. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 He could talk a horse to death. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 He knows death to the bone - Man has created death. 
Author: W. B. Yeats
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 June 1865  - d. 28 January 1939
  
 He who dies a thousand deaths meets the final hour with the calmness of one who approaches a well remembered door. 
Author: Heywood Brown
Nationality: Irish   
 He who is obsessed by death is made guilty by it. 
Author: Elias Canetti
Nationality: Bulgarian
b. 25 July 1905  - d. 14 August 1994
  
 He who through the error of attachment loves his body, Abides wandering in darkness, sensible and suffering the things of death, but he who realizes that the body is but the tomb of his soul, rises to immortality. 
Author: Poimandres
Nationality: Egyptian   
 He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure. The dread of censure is the death of genius. 
Author: William Simms
Nationality: American
b. 17 April 1806  - d. 11 June 1870
  
 How beautiful is death, when earn'd by virtue! Who would not be that youth? What pity is it.That we can die but once to serve our country! 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 How frighteningly few are the persons whose death would spoil our appetite and make the world seem empty. 
Author: Eric Hoffer
Nationality: American
b. 25 July 1902  - d. 21 May 1983
  
 How wonderful is death! Death and his brother sleep. 
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Nationality: English
b. 4 August 1792  - d. 8 July 1822
  
 I am become death, destroyer of worlds. 
Tome: Bhagavad Gita
Nationality: English   
 I am not so much afraid of death, as ashamed thereof; tis the very disgrace and ignominy of our natures. 
Author: Thomas Browne
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1605  - d. 19 October 1682
  
 I die innocent of all the crimes of which I have been charged. I pardon those who have brought about my death, and I pray that the blood you are about to shed may never be required of France. 
Author: King Louis XVI
Nationality: French
b. 23 August 1754  - d. 21 January 1793
  
 I have a rendezvous with Death, At some disputed barricade, At midnight in some flaming town. 
Author: Alan Seeger
Nationality: American
b. 22 June 1888  - d. 04 September 1916
  
 I have lost friends, some by death, others through sheer inability to cross the street. 
Author: Virginia Woolf
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1882  - d. 28 March 1941
  
 I know death hath ten thousand several doors For men to take their exits. 
Author: John Webster
Nationality: English
b. December 1580  - d.  December 1625
  
 I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death. 
Author: Patrick Henry
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1736  - d. 6 June 1799
  
 I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and row brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor provisions; I offer hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country in his heart and not with his lips only, follow me. 
Author: Giuseppe Garibaldi
Nationality: Italian
b. 4 July 1807  - d. 2 June 1882
  
 I said to Life, I would hear Death speak. And Life raised her voice a little higher and said, You hear him now. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 I think that there are more loyal Rumpole fans in America than there are in England. America's much bigger, of course, and there are many more lawyers - practically every third person's a lawyer. I've had constant offers to Americanize Rumpole - to do what they did to 'Till Death Us Do Part,' which became Archie Bunker. Though they've offered me large sums of money, I've always thought it's ridiculous. 
Author: John Mortimer
Nationality: British
b. 21 April 1923  - d. 16 January 2009
  
 I wanna live 'til I die, no more, no less. 
Author: Eddie Izzard
Nationality: British
b. 7 February 1962
  
 I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in by absence, so I said that they could shoot me in my absence. 
Author: Brendan Behan
Nationality: Irish
b. 9 February 1923  - d. 20 March 1964
  
 I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not 
Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1833  - d. 21 July 1899
  
 I've written me last will and testament five times this morning, that's how often I've looked death in the eye and it wouldn't even be nine o'clock. 
Author: John Romeril
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 October 1945
  
 If fame is only to come after death, I am in no hurry for it. 
Author: Marcus Valerius Martialis
Nationality: Latin
b. December 43  - d.  December 104
  
 If I were asked to answer the following question: What is slavery?' and I should answer in one word, 'Murder! my meaning would be understood at once. No further argument would be required to show that the power to take from a man his thought, his will, his personality, is a power of life and death, and that to enslave a man is to kill him. Why, then, to this other question: 'What is property? may I not likewise answer 'Theft'? 
Author: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Nationality: French
b. 15 January 1809  - d. 10 January 1865
  
 If I were fierce and bald and short of breath, I'd live with scarlet Majors at the Base, And speed glum heroes up the line to death. 
Author: Siegfried Loraine Sassoon
Nationality: English
b. 08 September 1886  - d. 01 September 1967
  
 If life must not be taken too seriously - then so neither must death. 
Author: Samuel Butler
Nationality: English
b. 4 December 1835  - d. 18 June 1902
  
 If some men died and others did not, death would indeed be a most mortifying evil. 
Author: Jean de la Bruyère
Nationality: French
b. 16 August 1645  - d. 10 May 1696
  
 If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction. 
Author: Jean de la Bruyère
Nationality: French
b. 16 August 1645  - d. 10 May 1696
  
 If that vital spark that we find in a grain of wheat can pass unchanged through countless deaths and resurrections, will the spirit of man be unable to pass from this body to another? 
Author: William Jennings Bryan
Nationality: American
b. 19 March 1860  - d. 26 July 1925
  
 If the book we are reading does not wake us, as with a fist hammering on our skulls, then why do we read it? Good God, we also would be happy if we had no books and such books that make us happy we could, if need be, write ourselves. What we must have are those books that come on us like ill fortune, like the death of one we love better than ourselves, like suicide. A book must be an ice axe to break the sea frozen inside us. 
Author: Franz Harrington
Nationality: Austrian
b. 3 July 1883  - d. 3 June 1924
  
 If the gods listened to the prayers of men, all humankind would quickly perish since they constantly pray for many evils to befall one another. 
Author: Epicurus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 341  - d.  December 270
  
 If thou art rich, thou art poor; for, like an ass, whose back with ingots bows, thou bearest the heavy riches but a journey, and death unloads thee. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 In every parting there is an image of death. 
Author: George Eliot
Nationality: English
b. 22 November 1819  - d. 22 December 1880
  
 In the midst of life we are in death. 
Tome: Book of Common Prayer
Nationality: English   
 In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Is America a land of God where saints abide for ever? Where golden fields spread fair and broad, where flows the crystal river? Certainly not flush with saints, and a good thing, too, for the saints sent buzzing into man's ken now are but poor-mouthed ecclesiastical film stars and cliche-shouting publicity agents. Their little knowledge bringing them nearer to their ignorance, ignorance bringing them nearer to death, but nearness to death, no nearer to God. 
Author: Sean O'Casey
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 March 1880  - d. 18 September 1964
  
 Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening. 
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Nationality: Scottish
b. 15 August 1771  - d. 21 September 1832
  
 Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death! 
Author: Patrick Henry
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1736  - d. 6 June 1799
  
 Is not absence death to those who love? 
Author: Alexander Pope
Nationality: English
b. 21 May 1688  - d. 30 May 1744
  
 It is a literal fact that each man who heard his reprieve (for continued incarceration) wept bitterly, and that each man who heard his condemnation i.e. death sentence, went down on his knees, with dry eyes, and thanked God. 
Author: William Bernard Ullathorne
Nationality: English
b. 07 May 1802  - d. 21 March 1889
  
 It is foolish to be afraid of death. JUST THINK!! No more repaired tires on the body vehicle, no more patchwork living. 
Author: Paramhansa Yogananda
Nationality: Indian
b. 5 January 1893  - d. 7 March 1952
  
 It is hard to have patience with people who say 'There is no death' or 'Death doesn't matter.' There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter. 
Author: C. S. Lewis
Nationality: English
b. 29 November 1898  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind. 
Author: Jonathan Swift
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 November 1667  - d. 19 October 1745
  
 It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune. 
Author: Woody Allen
Nationality: American
b. 1 December 1935
  
 It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace - but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! 
Author: Patrick Henry
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1736  - d. 6 June 1799
  
 It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death. 
Author: Thomas Mann
Nationality: German
b. 06 June 1875  - d. 12 August 1955
  
 It is not 'anti-choice ' and 'pro-choice ' it is 'pro-life ' and 'pro-death '. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: German   
 It is not a matter of wishing success to the victim of aggression, but of sharing his fate; one must accompany him to his death or to victory. 
Author: Che Guevara
Nationality: Argentinean
b. 14 June 1928  - d. 910 December 1967
  
 It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. 
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Nationality: Roman
b. 26 April 121  - d. 17 March 180
  
 It is not death, it is dying that alarms me. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 It is the cause and not merely the death that makes the martyr. 
Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 It is uncertain in what place death may await thee; therefore expect it in any place. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 It might make one in love with death, to think that one should be buried in so sweet a place. 
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Nationality: English
b. 4 August 1792  - d. 8 July 1822
  
 It used to be that death and taxes alone were inevitable. Now there's shipping and handling. 
Author: Bert Murray
Nationality: English
b. 22 December 1942
  
 It was a love of the air and sky and flying, the lure of adventure, the appreciation of beauty. It lay beyond the descriptive words of men-where immortality is touched through danger, where life meets death on equal plane; where man is more than man, and existence both supreme and valueless at the same time. 
Author: Charles Lindbergh
Nationality: American
b. 04 February 1902  - d. 26 August 1972
  
 It was from an old friend who thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, 'Life and death issues don't come along that often, thank God, so don't treat everything like it's life or death. Go easier.' 
Author: Thomas Arnold
Nationality: English
b. 13 June 1795  - d. 12 June 1842
  
 It's a phony issue. To pretend the death penalty is going to end crime in the United States is to fool people, to promote public ignorance. 
Author: Rudolph Giuliani
Nationality: American
b. 28 May 1944
  
 It's impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune. 
Author: Woody Allen
Nationality: American
b. 1 December 1935
  
 It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses. 
Author: Virginia Woolf
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1882  - d. 28 March 1941
  
 Just when we are safest, there's a sunset-touch, A fancy from a flower-bell, some one's death, A chorus-ending from Euripides, And that's enough for fifty hopes and fears As old and new at once as Nature's self, To rap and knock and enter in our soul. 
Author: Robert Browning
Nationality: English
b. 7 May 1812  - d. 12 December 1889
  
 Law should be like death, which spares no one. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life. 
Author: John Muir
Nationality: American
b. 21 April 1838  - d. 24 December 1914
  
 Let death be daily before your eyes, and you will never entertain any abject thought, nor too eagerly covet anything. 
Author: Epictetus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 55  - d.  December 135
  
 Let no man fear to die, we love to sleep all, And death is but the sounder sleep. 
Author: Francis Beaumont
Nationality: English
b. December 1584  - d. 6 March 1616
  
 Liesure without books is death, and burial of a man alive. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death. 
Author: Patrick Dennis
Nationality: American
b. 18 May 1921  - d. 6 November 1976
  
 Life is a malady in which sleep soothes us every sixteen hours; it is a palliation; death is the remedy. 
Author: Nicolas Chamfort
Nationality: French
b. 6 April 1741  - d. 13 April 1794
  
 Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it. 
Author: Alice Malsenior Walker
Nationality: American
b. December 1944
  
 Life is doubt, and faith without doubt is nothing but death. 
Author: Miguel de Unamuno
Nationality: Basque
b. 29 September 1864  - d. 31 December 1936
  
 Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome. 
Author: Isaac Asimov
Nationality: Russian
b. 2 January 1920  - d. 6 April 1992
  
 Life is rather a state of embryo, a preparation for life; A man is not completely born till he has passed through death. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Life is the jailer, death the angel sent to draw the unwilling bolts and set us free. 
Author: James Russell Lowell
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1819  - d. 12 August 1891
  
 Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls but the shadows of the living. All things fall under this name. The sun itself is but the dark simulacrum, and light but the shadow of God. 
Author: Thomas Browne
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1605  - d. 19 October 1682
  
 Life levels all men: death reveals the eminent. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life and death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems. 
Author: H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Nationality: American   
 Loss and possession, Death and life are one. There falls no shadow where There shines no sun. 
Author: Hilaire Belloc
Nationality: British
b. 27 July 1870  - d. 16 July 1953
  
 Love never dies a natural death.It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source.It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals.It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: British   
 Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world. 
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nationality: American
b. 4 January 1804  - d. 19 May 1864
  
 Madam Life's a piece in bloom Death goes dogging everywhere; She's the tenant of the room, He's the ruffian on the stair. 
Author: William Ernest Henley
Nationality: English
b. 23 August 1849  - d. 11 July 1903
  
 Make sure to send a lazy man the angel of death. 
Author: Jewish Proverb
Nationality: English   
 Mankind's struggle upwards, in which millions are trampled to death, that thousands may mount on their bodies. 
Author: Clara Lucas Balfour
Nationality: English   
 Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends. 
Author: J. R.R. Tolkien
Nationality: British
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1973
  
 Marriage accustomed one to the good things, so one came to take them for granted, but magnified the bad things, so they came to feel as painful as a grain in one's eye. An open window, a forgotten quart of milk, a TV set left blaring, socks on the bathroom floor could become occasions for incredible rage. And something happened sexually in marriage --the swearing to forsake all others, despite its slight observance, had a profound effect. Some people felt trapped by it, impelled to assert what they called freedom. Some accepted it like a rein, and in the effort to avoid pain in the form of hopeless desire, cut off occasions of desire, avoided having long talks at parties with attractive members of the opposite sex. In time, all feeling for the opposite sex was cut off, and intercourse limited to the barest politesses. But something happened to you when you did that, a kind of death seeped up from the genitals to the rest of the body, till it showed in the eyes, the gestures, in a certain lifelessness. 
Author: Marilyn French
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1929  - d. 02 May 2009
  
 Marriage is the death of hope. 
Author: Woody Allen
Nationality: American
b. 1 December 1935
  
 Melancholy is at the bottom of everything, just as at the end of all rivers is the sea.Can it be otherwise in a world where nothing lasts, where all that we have loved or shall love must die? Is death, then, the secret of life? The gloom of an eternal mourning enwraps, more or less closely, every serious and thoughtful soul, as night enwraps the universe. 
Author: Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Nationality: Swiss
b. 27 September 1821  - d. 11 May 1881
  
 Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Men fear death, as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good. 
Author: William Mitford
Nationality: English
b. 10 February 1744  - d. 10 February 1827
  
 Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth - more than ruin, more even than death. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 Middle age snuffs out more talent than ever wars or sudden deaths do. 
Author: Richard Hughes
Nationality: Welsh
b. 19 April 1900  - d. 28 April 1976
  
 Misers are very kind people: they amass wealth for those who wish their death. 
Author: King Stanislaus Leszczynski
Nationality: Polish
b. 20 October 1677  - d. 23 February 1766
  
 Money is a singular thing. It ranks with love as man's greatest source of joy. And with death as his greatest source of anxiety. Over all history it has oppressed nearly all people in one of two ways: either it has been abundant and very unreliable, or reliable and very scarce. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 Most glorious Lord of life, that on this day Didst make thy triumph over death and sin; And, having harrow'd hell, didst bring away Captivity thence captive, us to win. 
Author: Edmund Spenser
Nationality: English
b. December 1552  - d. 13 January 1599
  
 Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death? 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one's country, not to its institutions or its officeholders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, become ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotism. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds. 
Author: Gautama Buddha
Nationality: Indian
b. December 563  - d.  December 483
  
 Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death. I can work out a good character much faster than anyone can lie me out of it. 
Author: Lyman Beecher
Nationality: American
b. 12 October 1775  - d. 10 January 1863
  
 No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. 
Author: Thomas Hobbes
Nationality: English
b. 5 April 1588  - d. 4 December 1679
  
 No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 No evil is honorable: But death is honorable; therefore death is not evil. 
Author: Zeno of Citium
Nationality: Greek
b. December 334  - d.  December 262
  
 No life that breathes with human breath Has ever truly longed for death. 
Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson
Nationality: English
b. 6 August 1809  - d. 6 October 1892
  
 Nor is there any law more just, than that he who has plotted death shall perish by his own plot. 
Author: Ovid
Nationality: Roman
b. December 43  - d.  December 17
  
 Not even death can stand in my way. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Roman   
 Nothing can happen more beautiful than death. 
Author: Walt Whitman
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1819  - d. 26 March 1892
  
 Nothing in life is certain except death and taxes 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Nothing is certain but death and taxes. Of the two, taxes happen annually. 
Author: Joel Fox
Nationality: American   
 Nothing is lasting but change; nothing perpetual but death. 
Author: Ludwig Börne
Nationality: German
b. 06 May 1786  - d. 12 February 1837
  
 Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion. 
Author: Arthur Koestler
Nationality: British
b. 5 September 1905  - d. 3 March 1983
  
 Nothing makes a man more aware of his capabilities and of his limitations than those moments when he must push aside all the familiar defenses of ego and vanity, and accept reality by staring, with the fear that is normal to a man in combat, into the face of Death. 
Author: Major Robert S. Johnson
Nationality: American
b. December 1920  - d.  December 1998
  
 O Death, where is thy sting-a-ling-a-ling, O Grave, thy victoree? The bells of Hell go ting-a-ling-a-ling, For you but not for me. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Of all the benefits that virtue confers upon us, the contempt of death is one of the greatest. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 Of David Garrick's death: That stroke of death, which has eclipsed the gaiety of nations and impoverished the public stock of harmless pleasure. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Of Garrick's death: That stroke of death, which has eclipsed the gaiety of nations and impoverished the public stock of harmless pleasure. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Of his own death: So here it is at last, the distinguished thing. 
Author: Henry James
Nationality: American
b. 15 April 1843  - d. 28 February 1916
  
 Of Man's First Disobedience, and the Fruit Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal taste Brought Death into the World, and all our woe, With loss of Eden. 
Author: John Milton
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1608  - d. 8 November 1674
  
 Oh dear, I must be turning into a god. 
Author: Vespasian
Nationality: Roman
b. 17 November 9  - d. 23 June 79
  
 Oh, cease! Must hate and death return? Cease! Must men kill and die? Cease! Drain not to its dregs the urn Of bitter prophecy. The world is weary of the past, Oh, might it die or rest at last! 
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Nationality: English
b. 4 August 1792  - d. 8 July 1822
  
 Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death. 
Author: Herman Melville
Nationality: American
b. 1 August 1819  - d. 28 September 1891
  
 Old age is an island surrounded by death. 
Author: Juan Montalvo
Nationality: Ecuadorian
b. 13 April 1832  - d. 17 January 1889
  
 On his deathbed: I will be conquered; I will not capitulate. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 On soldiers in World War I: These men know life - know death a little more. These men see paths and ends, and see Beyond some swinging open door Into eternity. 
Author: Leon Gellert
Nationality: English   
 On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily as lying down.0 
Author: Woody Allen
Nationality: American
b. 1 December 1935
  
 One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 One thinks of ownership and of earth One shapes the form of death and one, rebirth. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire. 
Author: Edward Young
Nationality: English
b. 3 July 1681  - d. 5 April 1765
  
 Our Constitution is in actual operation; everything appears to promise that it will last; but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat we say we have had our day 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Our life is made by the death of others. 
Author: Leonardo da Vinci
Nationality: Italian
b. 15 April 1452  - d. 02 May 1519
  
 Our life is two fold: Sleep hath its own world, A boundary between the things misnamed Death and existence: Sleep hath its own world, And a wide realm of wild reality. 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 Pain and death are a part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself. 
Author: Henry Havelock Ellis
Nationality: British
b. 24 July 1859  - d. 03 October 1939
  
 Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings. 
Author: Edward St. John Gorey
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1925  - d. 15 April 2000
  
 Pale Death, with impartial foot, strikes at poor men's hovels and the towers of kings. 
Author: Edward St. John Gorey
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1925  - d. 15 April 2000
  
 Parting is worse than death; it is death of love! 
Author: John Dryden
Nationality: English
b. 19 August 1631  - d. 12 May 1700
  
 Perhaps the best cure for the fear of death is to reflect that life has a beginning as well as an end. There was time when we were not; this gives us no concern -- why then should it trouble us that a time will come when we shall cease to be? 
Author: William Hazlitt
Nationality: English
b. 10 April 1778  - d. 18 September 1830
  
 Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment. Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death, Yet men delay to obtain release from the world. Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising. 
Author: Acharya Nagarjuna
Nationality: Indian
b. December 150  - d.  December 250
  
 Rivalry is the life of trade, and the death of the trader. 
Author: Elbert Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1856  - d. 7 May 1915
  
 Saturn joined with Scorpio, transiting toward Sagittarius, At its highest ascendant, Pest, Famine, Death through military hand, The century as well as the Age approaches its renewal.  
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 Science without conscience is but death of the soul. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 Screw death, is their motto - while they're still alive. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: French   
 Security is a kind of death. 
Author: Tennessee Williams
Nationality: American
b. 26 March 1911  - d. 25 February 1983
  
 She should have died hereafter; There would have been a time for such a word, To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more; it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Sin brought death, and death will disappear with the disappearance of sin. 
Author: Mary Baker Eddy
Nationality: American
b. 16 July 1821  - d. 3 December 1910
  
 Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end. 
Author: Tryon Edwards
Nationality: American
b. December 1809  - d.  December 1894
  
 Sleep - Death without dying - living, but not life. 
Author: Edwin Arnold
Nationality: English
b. 10 June 1832  - d. 24 March 1904
  
 SLEEP - Those little slices of death, how I loathe them. 
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1809  - d. 7 October 1849
  
 Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, Ease after war, death after life, does greatly please. 
Author: Edmund Spenser
Nationality: English
b. December 1552  - d. 13 January 1599
  
 Sleep and deep repose, most like indeed to death's own quietness. 
Author: Virgil
Nationality: Roman
b. December 70  - d.  December 19
  
 Sleep is a death, O make me try, By sleeping, what it is to die: And as gently lay my head On my grave, as now my bed. 
Author: Thomas Browne
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1605  - d. 19 October 1682
  
 Sleep is pain's easiest salve, and doth fulfil all offices of death, except to kill. 
Author: John Donne
Nationality: English
b. 23 January 1572  - d. 31 March 1631
  
 Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed. 
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
Nationality: German
b. 22 February 1788  - d. 21 September 1860
  
 Sleep is the twin of death. 
Author: Homer
Nationality: Greek   
 Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleeve of care, The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath, Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, Chief nourisher in life's feast. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Sleep, the brother of death. 
Author: Hesiod
Nationality: Greek
b. December 700
  
 So dear I love him, that with him all deaths I could endure, that without him live no life. 
Author: John Milton
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1608  - d. 8 November 1674
  
 Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that. 
Author: Bill Shankley
Nationality: British
b. December 1913  - d.  December 1981
  
 Some say that gleams of a remoter world Visit the soul in sleep - that death is slumber. 
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Nationality: English
b. 4 August 1792  - d. 8 July 1822
  
 That which is so universal as death must be a benefit. 
Author: Friedrich von Schiller
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1759  - d. 09 May 1805
  
 The best of us being unfit to die, what an unexpressible absurdity to put the worst to death. 
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nationality: American
b. 4 January 1804  - d. 19 May 1864
  
 The boredom of married life is inevitably the death of love whenever love has preceded marriage. 
Author: Marie Stendhal
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1783  - d. 23 March 1842
  
 The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends and where the other begins? The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends and where the other begins? 
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1809  - d. 7 October 1849
  
 The chief problem about death, incidentally, is the fear that there may be no afterlife - a depressing thought, particularly for those who have bothered to shave.Also, there is the fear that there is an afterlife but no one will know where it's being held. 
Author: Woody Allen
Nationality: American
b. 1 December 1935
  
 The chief reason warfare is still with us is neither a secret death-wish of the human species, nor an irrepressible instinct of aggression, nor, finally and more plausibly, the serious economic and social dangers inherent in disarmament, but the simple fact that no substitute for this final arbiter in international affairs has yet appeared on the political scene. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 The City is of Night; perchance of Death, But certainly of Night; for never there Can come the lucid morning's fragrant breath After the dewy dawning's cold grey air. 
Author: James Thomson
Nationality: Scottish
b. 11 September 1700  - d. 27 August 1748
  
 The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying. 
Author: Jean Paul Richter
Nationality: German
b. 21 March 1763  - d. 14 December 1825
  
 The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb. 
Author: German Proverb
Nationality: German   
 The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment. 
Author: Robert Maynard Hutchins
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1899  - d. 17 May 1977
  
 The death of what's dead is the birth of what's living. 
Author: Arlo Guthrie
Nationality: American
b. 10 July 1947
  
 The difference between a man who faces death for the sake of an idea and an imitator who goes in search of martyrdom is that whilst the former expresses his idea most fully in death it is the strange feeling of bitterness which comes from failure that the latter really enjoys; the former rejoices in his victory, the latter in his suffering. 
Author: Soren Kierkegaard
Nationality: Danish
b. 5 May 1813  - d. 11 November 1855
  
 The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself. 
Author: Publilius Syrus
Nationality: Syrian
b. December 85  - d.  December 43
  
 The fear of death is worse than death. 
Author: Robert Burton
Nationality: English
b. 8 February 1577  - d. 25 January 1640
  
 The Fear of Death often proves Mortal, and sets People on Methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 The first condition of immortality is death. 
Author: Stanislaw J. Lec
Nationality: Polish
b. 06 March 1909  - d. 07 May 1966
  
 The first requisite for immortality is death. 
Author: Stanislaw J. Lec
Nationality: Polish
b. 06 March 1909  - d. 07 May 1966
  
 The gentlemen may cry, Peace, peace! But there is no peace. The war has actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that the gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! 
Author: Patrick Henry
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1736  - d. 6 June 1799
  
 The gods arrange marriage and death. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life. 
Author: Lucan
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 November 39  - d. 30 April 65
  
 The Greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase, Let no one be called happy till his death; To which I would add, Let no one, till his death be called unhappy. 
Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Nationality: English
b. 6 March 1806  - d. 29 June 1861
  
 The human soul develops up to death. 
Author: Hippocrates
Nationality: Greek
b. December 460  - d.  December 357
  
 The long sleep of death closes our scars, And the short sleep of life our wounds. Sleep is the half of time which heals us. 
Author: Jean Paul Richter
Nationality: German
b. 21 March 1763  - d. 14 December 1825
  
 The man who consecrates his hours by vigorous effort, and an honest aim, at once he draws the sting of life and Death; he walks with nature; and her paths are peace. 
Author: Edward Young
Nationality: English
b. 3 July 1681  - d. 5 April 1765
  
 The miser, starving his brother's body, starves also his own soul, and at death shall creep out of his great estate of injustice, poor and naked and miserable. 
Author: Theodore Parker
Nationality: American
b. 24 August 1810  - d. 10 May 1860
  
 The monuments of the nations are all protests against nothingness after death; so are statues and inscriptions; so is history. 
Author: General Lew Wallace
Nationality: American
b. 10 April 1827  - d. 15 January 1905
  
 The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 The news of any politician's death should be listed under ''Public Improvements.'' 
Author: Frank Dane
Nationality: Roman   
 The noblest mortal, in his entrance onto the stage of life, is not distinguished by any pomp or of passage from the lowest of mankind; and our life hastens to the same general mark: death observes no ceremony but knocks as loud at the barriers of the Court as at the door of the cottage. 
Author: John Wise
Nationality: American
b. 24 February 1808  - d. 18 September 1879
  
 The obscure only exists that it may cease to exist.In it lies the opportunity of all victory and all progress.Whether it call itself fatality, death, night, or matter, it is the pedestal of life, of light, of liberty and the spirit.For it represents resistance -- that is to say, the fulcrum of all activity, the occasion for its development and its triumph. 
Author: Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Nationality: Swiss
b. 27 September 1821  - d. 11 May 1881
  
 The ocean, whose tides respond, like women's menses, to the pull of the moon, the ocean which corresponds to the amniotic fluid in which human life begins, the ocean on whose surface vessels (personified as female) can ride but in whose depth sailors meet their death and monsters conceal themselves... it is unstable and threatening as the earth is not; it spawns new life daily, yet swallows up lives; it is changeable like the moon, unregulated, yet indestructible and eternal. 
Author: Adrienne Rich
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1929
  
 The only people helped by the death tax are lawyers, accountants, and IRS agents. 
Author: Bob Schaffer
Nationality: American
b. 24 July 1962
  
 The only religious way to think of death is as part and parcel of life. 
Author: Thomas Mann
Nationality: German
b. 06 June 1875  - d. 12 August 1955
  
 The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person is their desire for reconciliation. 
Author: Jean de la Bruyère
Nationality: French
b. 16 August 1645  - d. 10 May 1696
  
 The person who loses the desire to live, senses death. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: French   
 The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed by death. 
Author: Edmund Spenser
Nationality: English
b. December 1552  - d. 13 January 1599
  
 The prince who kept the world in awe, The judge whose dictate fix'd the law; The rich, the poor, the great, the small, Are levelled; death confounds 'em all. 
Author: John Gay
Nationality: English
b. 30 June 1685  - d. 4 December 1732
  
 The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment. 
Author: Sir Rabindranath Tagore
Nationality: Indian
b. 7 May 1861  - d. 7 August 1941
  
 The saviour of wandering in the ocean of deathless life has rid me of all my asking; As the tree is in the seed, so all diseases are in this asking. 
Author: Kabir
Nationality: Indian
b. December 1440  - d.  December 1518
  
 The scourge of life, and death's extreme disgrace, The smoke of hell - that monster called Pain. 
Author: Sir Philip Sidney
Nationality: English
b. 30 November 1554  - d. 17 October 1586
  
 The sea is mother-death and she is a mighty female, the one who wins, the one who sucks us all up. 
Author: Anne Sexton
Nationality: American
b. 09 November 1928  - d. 04 October 1974
  
 The silence that guards the tomb does not reveal God's secret in the obscurity of the coffin, and the rustling of the branches whose roots suck the body's elements do not tell the mysteries of the grave, by the agonized sighs of my heart announce to the living the drama which love, beauty, and death have performed. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, Which hurts and is desired. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 The tragedy of life is not death, but what we let die inside us while we live. 
Author: Norman Cousins
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1915  - d. 30 November 1990
  
 The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures - I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one. Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life? He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful? No indeed. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 The United Nations concluded in 1999 that Saddam Hussein had biological weapons materials sufficient to produce over 25,000 litres of anthrax; enough doses to kill several million people. He hasn't accounted for that material sufficient to produce more than 38,000 litres of botulinum toxin; enough to subject millions of people to death by respiratory failure. He hasn't accounted for that material. He's given no evidence that he has destroyed it. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 The US risks falling into a Soviet-style quagmire if it attacks Afghanistan. Osama bin Laden and his men will disperse in the mountains and this could cause another 20,000 deaths. 
Author: Muammar al-Gaddafi
Nationality: Libyan
b. 07 June 1942
  
 The world rolls round forever like a mill; It grinds out deaths and life and good and ill; It has no purpose, heart or mind or will. 
Author: James Thomson (B. V.)
Nationality: Scottish
b. 23 November 1834  - d. 03 June 1882
  
 The years to come seemed waste of breath, A waste of breath the years behind In balance with this life, this death. 
Author: W. B. Yeats
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 June 1865  - d. 28 January 1939
  
 Then with no fiery throbbing pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Théoden: So much death. What can men do in the face of such reckless hatred? Aragorn: Ride out and meet them.  
Author: J. R.R. Tolkien
Nationality: British
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1973
  
 There are no boundaries in this struggle to the death. We cannot be indifferent to what happens anywhere in the world, for a victory by any country over imperialism is our victory; just as any country's defeat is a defeat for all of us. 
Author: Che Guevara
Nationality: Argentinean
b. 14 June 1928  - d. 910 December 1967
  
 There are only three events in a man's life; birth, life, and death: he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live. 
Author: Jean de la Bruyère
Nationality: French
b. 16 August 1645  - d. 10 May 1696
  
 There are three stages in a person's life, birth, their life and death. They are not conscious of birth submit to death and forget to live. 
Author: Jean de la Bruyère
Nationality: French
b. 16 August 1645  - d. 10 May 1696
  
 There are worse things in life than death.Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman? 
Author: Woody Allen
Nationality: American
b. 1 December 1935
  
 There is a divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance or death. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 There is a remedy for all things but death. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. 
Author: George Santayana
Nationality: Spanish
b. 16 December 1863  - d. 26 September 1952
  
 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. 
Author: John McCreery
Nationality: American
b. December 1835  - d.  December 1906
  
 There is no such thing as an ugly language. Today I hear every language as if it were the only one, and when I hear of one that is dying, it overwhelms me as though it were the death of the earth. 
Author: Elias Canetti
Nationality: Bulgarian
b. 25 July 1905  - d. 14 August 1994
  
 There is no such thing as death. In nature nothing dies. From each sad remnant of decay Some forms of life arise. 
Author: Charles Mackay
Nationality: Scottish
b. 27 March 1814  - d. 24 December 1889
  
 There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 There is one single fact which we may oppose to all the wit and argument of infidelity, namely, that no man ever repented of being a Christian on his death bed. 
Author: Hannah More
Nationality: English
b. 2 February 1745  - d. 7 September 1833
  
 There will always be death and taxes; however, death doesn't get worse every year. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever. 
Author: Thomas Alva Edison
Nationality: American
b. 11 February 1847  - d. 18 October 1931
  
 There's no hiding from love or death. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 They are not wired up to fear painful death from driving too fast. Like chimpanzees, adolescent boys are wired up for copulation and fighting. 
Author: Steven Pinker
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 September 1954
  
 They can rule the world while they can persuade us our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide, than a life of famine and suicide? 
Author: Adrienne Rich
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1929
  
 Things have dropped from me. I have outlived certain desires; I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street. 
Author: Virginia Woolf
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1882  - d. 28 March 1941
  
 Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favor; for even death is one of the things that Nature wills. 
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Nationality: Roman
b. 26 April 121  - d. 17 March 180
  
 This is death, To die and know it. This is the Black Widow, death. 
Author: Robert Lowell
Nationality: American
b. 1 March 1917  - d. 12 September 1977
  
 Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up. 
Author: Wilson Mizner
Nationality: American
b. 19 May 1876  - d. 13 April 1933
  
 Thou fool, what is sleep but the image of death? Fate will give an eternal rest. 
Author: Ovid
Nationality: Roman
b. December 43  - d.  December 17
  
 Though lovers be lost love shall not; And death shall have no dominion. 
Author: Dylan Thomas
Nationality: Welsh
b. 27 October 1914  - d. 9 November 1953
  
 Thousand were submitted to the cruelest torture these men could devise; the flesh of their victims was torn with red hot pincers, and molten lead poured into the wounds; many suffered the agonies of the hoist and the water torture; some were racked to death; some were burned at the stake; every means of dealing pain and indignity to the human body was explored; and all this was done in the name of One who had commanded his followers to love one another. 
Author: Eleanor Hibbert
Nationality: British
b. 01 September 1906  - d. 18 January 1993
  
 Time is a cruel thief to rob us of our former selves. We lose as much to life as we do to death. 
Author: Elizabeth Hailey
Nationality: American
b. 31 August 1938
  
 'Tis after death that we measure men. 
Author: Admiral Sir James Barron Hope
Nationality: English
b. December 1808  - d.  December 1881
  
 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 To be idle is a short road to death And to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. 
Author: Gautama Buddha
Nationality: Indian
b. December 563  - d.  December 483
  
 To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing, end them? To die: to sleep: No more; and, by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation' Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep: For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 To have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I plight thee my troth. 
Tome: Book of Common Prayer
Nationality: English   
 To infinite, ever present Love, all is Love, and there is no error, no sin sickness, nor death. 
Author: Mary Baker Eddy
Nationality: American
b. 16 July 1821  - d. 3 December 1910
  
 To neglect, at any time, preparation for death, is to sleep on our post at a siege; to omit it in old age, is to sleep at an attack. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 To talk a horse to death. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Greek   
 To that high Capital, where kingly Death Keeps his pale court in beauty and decay. 
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Nationality: English
b. 4 August 1792  - d. 8 July 1822
  
 To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. 
Author: J. K. Rowling
Nationality: English
b. December 1966
  
 To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day; to the last syllable of recorded time; and all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death. 
Author: James F. Byrnes
Nationality: American
b. 2 May 1879  - d. 9 April 1972
  
 Too much the heavens weep for the Androgyne procreation, Near the heavens human blood shed: Because of death too late a great people re-created, Late and soon comes the awaited help. 
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age, and to imagine right up to the brink of death that life is only beginning. I think that is the only way to keep adding to one's talent, to one's affections, and one's inner happiness. 
Author: George Sand
Nationality: French
b. December 1804  - d.  December 1876
  
 Unreal City, Under the brown fog of a winter dawn, A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many, I had not thought death had undone so many. 
Author: T. S. Eliot
Nationality: British
b. 26 September 1888  - d. 4 January 1965
  
 Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat. 
Author: John F. Boyes
Nationality: British   
 Waldo is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death. 
Author: Saki
Nationality: English
b. 18 December 1870  - d. 14 November 1916
  
 We all dream, and we all stand aghast at the mouth of the caves of our deaths; and this is our way in. Into the nether world. 
Author: John Updike
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1932  - d. 27 January 2009
  
 We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 We all try to escape pain and death, while we seek what is pleasant. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 We can become anything. That is why injustice is impossible here. There may be the accident of birth, there is no accident of death. Nothing forces us to remain what we were. 
Author: John Berger
Nationality: English
b. 5 November 1926
  
 We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death. 
Author: David Sarnoff
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1891  - d. 12 December 1971
  
 We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion and put to death by reality. 
Author: Judy Garland
Nationality: American
b. 10 June 1922  - d. 22 June 1969
  
 We fear death, yet we long for slumber and beautiful dreams. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 We have to go along a road covered with blood. We have no other alternative. For us it is a matter of life or death, a matter of living or existing. We have to be ready to face the challenges that await us. 
Author: Gamal Abdel Nasser
Nationality: Egyptian
b. 15 January 1918  - d. 28 September 1970
  
 We look at death through the cheap-glazed windows of the flesh, and believe him the monster which the flawed and cracked glass represents him. 
Author: James Russell Lowell
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1819  - d. 12 August 1891
  
 We may have civilized bodies and yet barbarous souls. We are blind to the real sights of this world; deaf to its voice; and dead to its death. And not till we know, that one grief outweighs ten thousand joys will we become what Christianity is striving to make us. 
Author: Herman Melville
Nationality: American
b. 1 August 1819  - d. 28 September 1891
  
 We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death. 
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nationality: American
b. 4 January 1804  - d. 19 May 1864
  
 We thank you, Almighty God, for the gift of water. Over it the Holy Spirit moved in the beginning of creation. Through it you led the children of Israel out of their bondage in Egypt into the land of promise. In it your Son Jesus received the baptism of John [and] we are buried with Christ in his death. By it we share in his resurrection. Through it we are reborn by the Holy Spirit. 
Tome: Book of Common Prayer
Nationality: American   
 We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love. 
Author: Madame de Stael
Nationality: American   
 We weep over the graves of infants and the little ones taken from us by death; but an early grave may be the shortest way to heaven. 
Author: Tryon Edwards
Nationality: American
b. December 1809  - d.  December 1894
  
 Webster was much possessed by death And saw the skull beneath the skin Daffodil bulbs instead of balls Stared from the sockets of the eyes! 
Author: T. S. Eliot
Nationality: British
b. 26 September 1888  - d. 4 January 1965
  
 Welcome death, quoth the rat, when the trap fell. 
Author: Thomas Fuller
Nationality: English
b. December 1608  - d. 16 August 1661
  
 What do I dislike about death? Must be the hours. 
Author: Woody Allen
Nationality: American
b. 1 December 1935
  
 What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death. 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 What madness it is for a man to starve himself to enrich his heir, and so turn a friend into an enemy! For his joy at your death will be proportioned to what you leave him. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 What started out as a mass confidence trick backed up with brainwashing became a monstrous and insane organisation with fantastic, fanatical ideals. Because of this change, the Church of Scientology survived the death of their founder. It is like a runaway monster machine that tramples on society and peoples lives that is very difficult to stop.  
Author: Roland Rashleigh-Berry
Nationality: American   
 What we commonly call death does not destroy the body, it only causes a separation of spirit and body. 
Author: Brigham Young
Nationality: American
b. 1 June 1801  - d. 29 August 1877
  
 What's fame? A fancy'd life in other's breath. A thing beyond us, even before our death. 
Author: Alexander Pope
Nationality: English
b. 21 May 1688  - d. 30 May 1744
  
 Whatever crazy sorrow saith, No life that breathes with human breath Has ever truly longed for death. 
Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson
Nationality: English
b. 6 August 1809  - d. 6 October 1892
  
 When Freedom from her mountain height Unfurled her standard to the air She tore the azure robe of night And set the stars of glory there! She mingled with its gorgeous dyes The milky baldric of the skies, And striped its pure celestial white With streakings of the morning light; Then, from his mansion in the sun, She called her eagle-bearer down, And gave into his mighty hand, The symbol of her chosen land. Flag of the brave! thy folds shall fly The sign of hope and triumph high! When speaks the signal-trumpet tone And the long line comes gleaming on. Ere yet the life-blood, warm and wet, Has dimmed the glistening bayonet Each soldier eye shall brightly turn To where thy sky-born glories burn. And as his springing steps advance, Catch war and vengeance from the glance; And when the cannon-mouthings loud Heaven in wild wreaths the battle-shroud. And gory sabers rise and fall, Like shoots of flame on midnight's pall; Then shall thy meteor-glances glow, And cowering foes shall sink beneath. Each gallant arm that strikes below That lovely messenger of death. Flag of the seas! on ocean wave Thy stars shall glitter o'er the brave; When death. careening on the gale, Sweeps darkly round the bellied sail, And frighted waves rush wildly back Before the broadside's reeling rack. Each dying wanderer of the sea Shall look at once to heaven and thee. And smile to see thy splendors fly In triumph o'er his closing eye. Flag of the free heart's hope and home, By angel hands to valor given! Thy stars have lit the welkin dome, And all thy hues were born in heaven. And fixed as yonder orb divine. That saw thy bannered blaze unfurled, Shall thy proud stars resplendent shine, The guard and glory of the world. 
Author: Joseph Drake
Nationality: American
b. 17 August 1795  - d. 21 September 1820
  
 When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 When one does not understand death, life can be very confusing. 
Author: Venerable Ajahn Chah Subhatto
Nationality: Thailand
b. 17 June 1918  - d. 16 January 1992
  
 When the body sinks into death, the essence of man is revealed. Man is a knot, a web, a mesh into which relationships are tied. Only those relationships matter. The body is an old crock that nobody will miss. I have never known a man to think of himself when dying. Never. 
Author: Antoine Marie de Saint-Exupéry
Nationality: French
b. 29 June 1900  - d. 31 July 1944
  
 When the death of a disabled infant will lead to the birth of another infant with better prospects of a happy life, the total amount of happiness will be greater if the disabled infant is killed. 
Author: Peter Singer
Nationality: Australian   
 When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions. They are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms. 
Author: Che Guevara
Nationality: Argentinean
b. 14 June 1928  - d. 910 December 1967
  
 Who combats bravely is not therefore brave: He dreads a deathbed like the meanest slave. 
Author: Alexander Pope
Nationality: English
b. 21 May 1688  - d. 30 May 1744
  
 Who knoweth if to die be but to live, And that called life by mortals be but death? 
Author: Euripides
Nationality: Greek
b. December 480  - d.  December 406
  
 Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not. Why should I fear that which cannot exist when I do? 
Author: Epicurus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 341  - d.  December 270
  
 Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is Amusing in itself. 
Author: James A. Froude
Nationality: English
b. 23 April 1818  - d. 20 October 1894
  
 Without an understanding of myth or religion, without an understanding of the relationship between destruction and creation, death and rebirth, the individual suffers the mysteries of life as meaningless mayhem alone. 
Author: Marion Woodman
Nationality: Canadian
b. 15 August 1928
  
 Without death and decay, how could life go on? 
Author: John Burroughs
Nationality: American
b. 3 April 1837  - d. 29 March 1921
  
 Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering - an image of death. 
Author: François Rabelais
Nationality: French
b. December 1494  - d. 9 April 1553
  
 Without knowledge, life is not more than the shadow of death. 
Author: Jean-Baptiste Molière
Nationality: French
b. 15 January 1622  - d. 17 February 1673
  
 You are so witty, profligate, and thin, At once we think thee Milton, Death and Sin. 
Author: Edward Young
Nationality: English
b. 3 July 1681  - d. 5 April 1765
  
 You can talk it to death, but you can't talk it done. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 You can't escape death or taxes. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 Young man, there is America - which at this day serves for little more than to amuse you with stories of savage men, and uncouth manners; yet shall, before you taste of death, show itself equal to the whole of that commerce which now attracts the envy of the world. 
Author: Edmund Burke
Nationality: Irish
b. 12 January 1729  - d. 9 July 1797
  
 It's what each of us sows, and how, that gives to us character and prestige. Seeds of kindness, goodwill, and human understanding, planted in fertile soil, spring up into deathless friendships, big deeds of worth, and a memory that will not soon fade. 
Author: George Matthew Adams
Nationality: American
b. 23 August 1878  - d. 29 October 1962
  
 We have permitted them to become immensely rich against all sound republican policy, and they have turned upon us to sting us to death.  
Author: Denis Kearney
Nationality: American
b. December 1847  - d.  December 1907
  
 Individually, museums are fine institutions, dedicated to the high values of preservation, education and truth; collectively, their growth in numbers points to the imaginative death of this country. 
Author: Robert Hewison
Nationality: British
b. December 1943
  
 I know it sounds crazy, but I have had far more connection with my parents after their deaths.  
Author: Lynn Johnston
Nationality: Canadian
b. 28 May 1947
  
 A truly appreciative child will break, lose, spoil, or fondle to death any really successful gift within a matter of minutes. 
Author: Russell Lynes
Nationality: American
b. December 1910  - d.  December 1991
  
 Seek to make life henceforth a consecrated thing; that so, when the sunset is nearing, with its murky vapors and lowering skies, the very clouds of sorrow may be fringed with golden light. Thus will the song in the house of your pilgrimage be always the truest harmony. It will be composed of no jarring, discordant notes; but with all its varied tones will form one sustained, life-long melody; dropped for a moment in death, only to be resumed with the angels, and blended with the everlasting cadences of your Father's house. 
Author: John Ross Macduff
Nationality: Scottish
b. December 1818  - d.  December 1895
  
 I shall go on playing with my little axiom - that my life is worth more than my death to Englishmen.  
Author: Wilfred Owen
Nationality: English
b. 18 March 1893  - d. 04 November 1918
  
 The greatest men of a nation are those it puts to death. 
Author: J. Ernest Renan
Nationality: French
b. December 1823  - d.  December 1892
  
 The reward of great men is that, long after they have died, one is not quite sure that they are dead.  
Author: Jules Renard
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1864  - d. 22 May 1910
  
 Soldiers are citizens of death's grey land, drawing no dividend from time's tomorrows. 
Author: Siegfried Loraine Sassoon
Nationality: English
b. 08 September 1886  - d. 01 September 1967
  
 Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of death - or of anything else - as natural, death is the obscene mystery, the ultimate affront, the thing that cannot be controlled. It can only be denied. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 What pornography is really about, ultimately, isn't sex but death. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 It becomes an emperor to die standing. 
Author: Vespasian
Nationality: Roman
b. 17 November 9  - d. 23 June 79
  
 The body of a dead enemy always smells sweet. 
Author: Vespasian
Nationality: Roman
b. 17 November 9  - d. 23 June 79
  
 Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death. 
Author: Edith Wharton
Nationality: American
b. 24 January 1862  - d. 11 August 1937
  
 What we think of as our sensitivity is only the higher evolution of terror in a poor dumb beast. We suffer for nothing. Our own death wish is our only real tragedy. 
Author: Mario Gianluigi Puzo
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1920  - d. 02 July 1999
  
 Nor has his death the world deceiv'd than his wondrous life surprised; if he like a madman liv'd least he like a wise one dy'd 
Author: Miguel de Cervantes
Nationality: Spanish
b. 29 September 1547  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 There is a strange charm in the thoughts of a good legacy, or the hopes of an estate, which wondrously removes or at least alleviates the sorrow that men would otherwise feel for the death of friends. 
Author: Miguel de Cervantes
Nationality: Spanish
b. 29 September 1547  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 The coward sneaks to death; the brave live on. 
Author: George Sewell
Nationality: English
b. 31 August 1924  - d. 1 April 2007
  
 Cancer patients are lied to, not just because the disease is (or is thought to be) a death sentence, but because it is felt to be obscene - in the original meaning of that word: ill-omened, abominable, repugnant to the senses. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 We need not fear life, because God is the Ruler of all and we need not fear death, because He shares immortality with us. 
Author: Ann Landers
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1918  - d. 22 June 2002
  
 Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear. 
Author: G. Gordon Liddy
Nationality: American
b. December 1930
  
 They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear. 
Author: G. Gordon Liddy
Nationality: American
b. December 1930
  
 A man should be mourned at his birth, not at his death. 
Author: Charles de Secondat
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 My book' Trust Your Heart', which is the story of my life, will be followed by 'Singing Lessons', a memoir of love, loss, hope, and healing, which talks about the death of my son and the hope that has been the aftermath of the healing from that tragedy. 
Author: Judy Collins
Nationality: American
b. December 1939
  
 At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 I'm always relieved when someone is delivering a eulogy and I realize I'm listening to it. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 One leaf left on a branch and not a sound of sadness or despair. One leaf left on a branch and no unhappiness. One leaf left all by itself in the air and it does not speak of loneliness or death. One leaf and it spends itself in swaying mildly in the breeze. 
Author: David Ignatow
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1914  - d. 17 November 1997
  
 The ceaseless labour of your life is to build the house of death. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 Many lamented but more rejoiced, and specially such as either had been religious men, or favoured religious persons; for they banqueted and triumphed together that night, many wishing that that day had been seven year before; and some fearing lest he should escape, although he were imprisoned, could not be merry. Others who knew nothing but truth by him both lamented him and heartily prayed for him. But this is true that of certain of the clergy he was detestably hated, & specially of such as had borne swynge, and by his means was put from it; for in dead he was a man that in all his doings seemed not to favour any kind of Popery, nor could not abide the snoffyng pride of some prelates, which undoubtedly, whatsoever else was the cause of his death, did shorten his life and procured the end that he was brought unto. 
Author: Thomas Cromwell
Nationality: English
b. December 1485  - d.  December 1540
  
 To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows.It is easy to say no, even if saying no means death. 
Author: Jean Anouilh
Nationality: French
b. 23 June 1910  - d. 3 October 1987
  
 Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage. 
Author: Jean Anouilh
Nationality: French
b. 23 June 1910  - d. 3 October 1987
  
 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. 
Author: Paul Theroux
Nationality: American
b. 10 April 1941
  
 And as for those who are guilty of an indecency from among your women, call to witnesses against them four (witnesses) from among you; then if they bear witness confine them to the houses until death takes them away or Allah opens some way for them. 
Tome: The Qur'an
Nationality: American   
 If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do.  
Author: Angelina Jolie
Nationality: American
b. 4 June 1975
  
 There's something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now. 
Author: Angelina Jolie
Nationality: American
b. 4 June 1975
  
 Marriage, like death, is a debt we owe to nature. 
Author: Julia Ward Howe
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1819  - d. 17 October 1910
  
 The most part of what I put in the mouth of the old painter are fragments of letters that will be published after my death. 
Author: Paul Cezanne
Nationality: French
b. 19 January 1839  - d. 22 October 1906
  
 I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. 
Author: Leonardo da Vinci
Nationality: Italian
b. 15 April 1452  - d. 02 May 1519
  
 Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war. 
Author: Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1932
  
 Death is the easiest of all things after it, and the hardest of all things before it. 
Author: Abu Bakr
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
b. December 573  - d.  December 634
  
 Have an earnestness for death and you will have life. 
Author: Abu Bakr
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
b. December 573  - d.  December 634
  
 There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation. Death is easier to bear than that which precedes it, and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God, and your sorrow will be lessened.  
Author: Abu Bakr
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
b. December 573  - d.  December 634
  
 My name is not Dr. Death. 
T.V. Series: The Simpsons
Nationality: American   
 Science without conscience is the death of the soul. 
Author: François Rabelais
Nationality: French
b. December 1494  - d. 9 April 1553
  
 Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 Indeed the three prophecies about the death of individual art are, in their different ways, those of Hegel, Marx, and Freud. I don't see any way of getting beyond those prophecies. 
Author: Harold Bloom
Nationality: American
b. 11 July 1930
  
 After all, every murderer when he kills runs the risk of the most dreadful of deaths, whereas those who kill him risk nothing except promotion. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.  
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death. 
Author: Nicolas Chamfort
Nationality: French
b. 6 April 1741  - d. 13 April 1794
  
 Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.  
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing. 
Author: Anais Nin
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1903  - d. 14 January 1977
  
 Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. 
Author: Anais Nin
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1903  - d. 14 January 1977
  
 People living deeply have no fear of death. 
Author: Anais Nin
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1903  - d. 14 January 1977
  
 What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever. 
Author: Henry van Dyke
Nationality: American
b. December 1852  - d.  December 1933
  
 If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy. 
Author: Thomas Aquinas
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1225  - d. 7 March 1274
  
 Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death. 
Author: Omar Bradley
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1893
  
 I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me. 
Author: Giuseppe Garibaldi
Nationality: Italian
b. 4 July 1807  - d. 2 June 1882
  
 Yesterday I said to you: war to the death to Bonaparte. Today I say to you: rescue the French Republic by every means.  
Author: Giuseppe Garibaldi
Nationality: Italian
b. 4 July 1807  - d. 2 June 1882
  
 The one has the potentiality of death; the other embodies creation and life. And while the hordes of death are mighty, the battalions of life are mightier still. 
Author: Douglas MacArthur
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1880  - d. 5 April 1964
  
 He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death. 
Author: Saki
Nationality: English
b. 18 December 1870  - d. 14 November 1916
  
 True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things. 
Author: Marie Stendhal
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1783  - d. 23 March 1842
  
 Why not make an end of it all? My life is a succession of griefs and bitter feelings. What is death?. A very small matter, when all is said; only a fool would be concerned about it. 
Author: Marie Stendhal
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1783  - d. 23 March 1842
  
 They who are continually shocked by slavery have some right to be shocked by the violent death of the slaveholder, but no others. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 The white sail of his soul has rounded the promontory - death. 
Author: William Alexander
Nationality: Scottish
b. December 1570  - d.  December 1640
  
 A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death. 
Author: Lucius Accius
Nationality: Roman
b. December 170  - d.  December 90
  
 Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave. 
Author: Joseph Hall
Nationality: English
b. 1 July 1574  - d. 8 September 1656
  
 I am able to follow my own death step by step. Now I move softly towards the end.  
Author: Pope John XXIII
Nationality: Italian
b. 28 November 1881  - d. 3 June 1963
  
 I have been able to follow my death step by step and now my life goes gently to its end 
Author: Pope John XXIII
Nationality: Italian
b. 28 November 1881  - d. 3 June 1963
  
 I'm sick to death of people saying we've made 11 albums that sounds exactly the same, In fact, we've made 12 albums that sound exactly the same. 
Author: Angus Young
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 March 1955
  
 Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death. 
Author: Gautama Buddha
Nationality: Indian
b. December 563  - d.  December 483
  
 'Tis long since Death had the majority. 
Author: Robert Blair
Nationality: Scottish
b. December 1699  - d. 4 February 1746
  
 By the same rules that the Passover was, by the same may ours be termed a sacrifice. In rigour of speech, neither of them; for to speak after the exact manner of divinity, there is but one only sacrifice, veri nominis, that is Christ's death. And that sacrifice but once actually performed at His death, but ever before represented in figure, from the beginning; and ever since repeated in memory to the world's end. That only absolute, all else relative to it, representative of it, operative by it. Hence it is that what names theirs carried, ours do the like, and the Fathers make no scruple at it - no more need we. 
Author: Bishop Lancelot Andrewes
Nationality: English
b. December 1555  - d. 25 September 1626
  
 In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 To die for Emperor and Nation is the highest hope of a military man. After a brave hard fight the blossoms are scattered on the fighting field. But if a person wants to take a life instead, still the fighting man will go to eternity for Emperor and country. One man's life or death is a matter of no importance. All that matters is the Empire. As Confucius said, "They may crush cinnabar, yet they do not take away its color; one may burn a fragrant herb, yet it will not destroy the scent." They may destroy my body, yet they will not take away my will. 
Author: Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto
Nationality: Japanese
b. 4 April 1884  - d. 18 April 1943
  
 Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close. 
Author: William Wycherley
Nationality: English
b. December 1640  - d. 13 December 1715
  
 The sole equality on earth is death. 
Author: Philip James Bailey
Nationality: English
b. 22 April 1816  - d. 6 September 1902
  
 The militia were clamoring for the death of all guerrillas, and people were afraid to come near me or about me. 
Author: Jesse James
Nationality: American
b. 5 September 1847  - d. 3 April 1882
  
 I love the name of honor, more than I fear death. 
Author: Julius Caesar
Nationality: Roman
b. December 100  - d.  December 44
  
 Cowards die many times before their actual deaths. 
Author: Julius Caesar
Nationality: Roman
b. December 100  - d.  December 44
  
 Which death is preferably to every other? "The unexpected".  
Author: Julius Caesar
Nationality: Roman
b. December 100  - d.  December 44
  
 My 1994 crime bill expanded the death penalty for drug kingpins, murderers of federal law enforcement officers, and nearly 60 additional categories of violent felons. 
Author: Bill Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1946
  
 In the mind of Bill Clinton, political considerations outweigh even life-and-death matters of great concern to his own law-enforcement officials, not to mention the nation. 
Author: Barbara Olson
Nationality: American
b. 27 December 1955  - d. 11 September 2001
  
 Death is frightening, and so is Eternal Life. 
Author: Mason Cooley
Nationality: American
b. December 1927  - d. 25 July 2002
  
 In every death, a busy world comes to an end. 
Author: Mason Cooley
Nationality: American
b. December 1927  - d. 25 July 2002
  
 The first person to cry, when he heard about Doug's death, was God. 
Author: Pat Conroy
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1945
  
 About two years later, I became convinced that there is no life after death, but I still believed in God, because the "First Cause" argument appeared to be irrefutable. At the age of eighteen, however, shortly before I went to Cambridge, I read Mill's Autobiography, where I found a sentence to the effect that his father taught him the question "Who made me?" cannot be answered, since it immediately suggests the further question "Who made God?" This led me to abandon the "First Cause" argument, and to become an atheist. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 I'm Irish. I think about death all the time. 
Author: Jack Nicholson
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1937
  
 And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper. I have an affection for it, for it was the offspring of happy days, when death and grief were but words, which found no true echo in my heart. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Nationality: British
b. 30 August 1797  - d. 1 February 1851
  
 Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Nationality: British
b. 30 August 1797  - d. 1 February 1851
  
 Death may be the King of terrors. But Jesus is the King of kings! 
Author: Dwight Lyman Moody
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1837  - d. 22 December 1899
  
 Light for every darkness, life in death, the promise of our Lord's return, and the assurance of everlasting glory. 
Author: Dwight Lyman Moody
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1837  - d. 22 December 1899
  
 A national icon is nothing compared to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. 
Author: David Burgess
Nationality: Australian   
 There is a great deal of political pressure to only talk about abstinence, and to deny support for condoms and education on using them. This policy will lead to the unnecessary deaths of many people. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 My mother lost a child just before me. His name was Gary. My mom and dad went through Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. A kid, a year old, and you go up and the baby is dead.  
Author: Jeff Bridges
Nationality: American
b. 4 December 1949
  
 Death, the final, triumphant lover. 
Author: Bela Lugosi
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 20 October 1882  - d. 16 August 1956
  
 I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 There are certain people that are marked for death. I have my little list of those that treated me unfairly. 
Author: Jennifer Lynn Lopez
Nationality: American
b. 24 July 1969
  
 As long as you have capital punishment there is no guarantee that innocent people won't be put to death. 
Author: Paul Simon
Nationality: American
b. 13 October 1941
  
 To appear on the stage drunk, to have them leave there and remember me making drunken mistakes, that was death. 
Author: Sammy Davis Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 8 December 1925  - d. 16 May 1990
  
 Our faith is stronger than death, our philosophy is firmer than flesh, and the spread of the Kingdom of God upon the earth is more sublime and more compelling. 
Author: Dorothy Day
Nationality: American
b. 8 November 1897  - d. 29 November 1980
  
 An 'unemployed' existence is a worse negation of life than death itself. 
Author: Jose Ortega y Gasset
Nationality: Spanish
b. 9 May 1883  - d. 18 October 1955
  
 Death unites as well as separates; it silences all paltry feeling 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 Until the infallibility of human judgements shall have been proved to me, I shall demand the abolition of the penalty of death. 
Author: Marquis de Sade
Nationality: French
b. 2 June 1740  - d. 2 December 1814
  
 Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared 
Author: Sun Tzu
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 544  - d.  December 496
  
 Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death. 
Author: Sun Tzu
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 544  - d.  December 496
  
 Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death; they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten. 
Author: Lewis Mumford
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1895  - d. 26 January 1990
  
 I was sixteen when the war started. The first thing it made me do was fall in love. Brevity of life makes passion more insistent. The youngest and fittest in uniform. The erotic attraction of death.  
Author: Winifred Holtby
Nationality: English
b. 23 June 1898  - d. 29 September 1935
  
 These are they whose youth was violently severed by war and death; a word on the telephone, a scribbled line on paper, and their future ceased. They have built up their lives again, but their safety is not absolute, their fortress not impregnable. 
Author: Winifred Holtby
Nationality: English
b. 23 June 1898  - d. 29 September 1935
  
 Not the torturer will scare me, nor the body's final fall, nor the barrels of death's rifles, nor the shadows on the wall, nor the night when to the ground the last dim star of pain, is hurled but the blind indifference of a merciless, unfeeling world. 
Author: Roger Waters
Nationality: English
b. 6 September 1943
  
 The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life, in living life happily, as it should be lived. Living for the moment 
Author: Sting
Nationality: English
b. 2 October 1951
  
 Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time. It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other. 
Author: Leo Buscaglia
Nationality: American
b. 31 March 1924  - d. 11 June 1998
  
 My body has been used for both purposes during my lifetime and after my death, whether I continue to exist or not, I shall have no further use for it, and desire that it shall be used by others. Its refrigeration, if this is possible, should be a first charge on my estate. 
Author: J. B.S. Haldane
Nationality: British
b. 5 November 1892  - d. 1 December 1964
  
 As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all. 
Author: Blaise Pascal
Nationality: French
b. 19 June 1623  - d. 19 August 1662
  
 Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death. 
Author: Blaise Pascal
Nationality: French
b. 19 June 1623  - d. 19 August 1662
  
 The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death. 
Author: Blaise Pascal
Nationality: French
b. 19 June 1623  - d. 19 August 1662
  
 Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death. 
Author: Miyamoto Musashi
Nationality: Japanese
b. December 1584  - d.  December 1645
  
 I am in my 61st year; past hopes, past illusions, past high thoughts and lofty conceptions. My son is almost always far away from me. I am alone. My contempt for the folly and baseness of mankind, my hatred of its atrocious cruelty, have never been so intense. And I say hourly to Death: 'When you will'. Why does he delay? 
Author: Hector Berlioz
Nationality: French
b. 11 December 1803  - d. 8 March 1869
  
 The government is tottering. We must deal it the death blow an any cost. To delay action is the same as death. 
Author: Vladimir Lenin
Nationality: Russian
b. 22 April 1870  - d. 21 January 1924
  
 Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven. 
Author: Michelangelo
Nationality: Italian
b. 6 March 1475  - d. 18 February 1564
  
 If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master. 
Author: Michelangelo
Nationality: Italian
b. 6 March 1475  - d. 18 February 1564
  
 Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life. 
Author: Thomas Merton
Nationality: American
b. 31 January 1915  - d. 10 December 1968
  
 We are all in a race for dear life - that is to say, we are fugitives from death. 
Author: Theodor Reik
Nationality: American
b. December 1888  - d.  December 1969
  
 Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose. 
Author: Carl Jung
Nationality: Swiss
b. 26 July 1875  - d. 6 June 1961
  
 Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds, it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing. 
Author: Anais Nin
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1903  - d. 14 January 1977
  
 A non-violent army acts unlike armed men, as well in times of peace as in times of disturbances. Theirs will be the duty of bringing warring communities together, carrying peace propaganda, engaging in activities that would bring and keep them in touch with every single person in their parish or division. Such an army should be ready to cope with any emergency, and in order to still the frenzy of mobs should risk their lives in numbers sufficient for that purpose. Satyagraha - truth-force - brigades can be organized in every village and every block of buildings in the cities. If the non-violent society is attacked from without there are two ways open to non-violence. To yield possession, but non-cooperate with the aggressor, prefer death to submission. The second way would be non-violent resistance by the people who have been trained in the non-violent way. The unexpected spectacle of endless rows upon rows of men and women simply dying rather than surrender to the will of an aggressor must ultimately melt him and his soldiery. A nation or group which has made non-violence its final policy cannot be subjected to slavery even by the atom bomb. The level of non-violence in that nation, if that even happily comes to pass, will naturally have risen so high as to command universal respect. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 At every meeting I repeated the warning that unless they felt that in non-violence they had come into possession of a force infinitely superior to the one they had and in the use of which they were adept, they should have nothing to do with non-violence and resume the arms they possessed before. It must never be said of the Khudai Khidmatgars that once so brave, they had become or been made cowards under Badshah Khan's influence. Their bravery consisted not in being good marksmen but in defying death and being ever ready to bare their breasts to the bullets. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Make me a grave where'er you will, In a lowly plain, or a lofty hill; Make it among earth's humblest graves, But not in a land where men are slaves. I could not rest if around my grave I heard the steps of a trembling slave; His shadow above my silent tomb Would make it a place of fearful gloom. I could not rest if I heard the tread Of a coffle gang to the shambles led, And the mother's shriek of wild despair Rise like a curse on the trembling air. I could not sleep if I saw the lash Drinking her blood at each fearful gash, And I saw her babes torn from her breast, Like trembling doves from their parent nest. I'd shudder and start if I heard the bay Of bloodhounds seizing their human prey, And I heard the captive plead in vain As they bound afresh his galling chain. If I saw young girls from their mother's arms Bartered and sold for their youthful charms, My eye would flash with a mournful flame, My death-paled cheek grow red with shame. I would sleep, dear friends, where bloated might Can rob no man of his dearest right; My rest shall be calm in any grave Where none can call his brother a slave. I ask no monument, proud and high, To arrest the gaze of the passers-by; All that my yearning spirit craves, Is bury me not in a land of slaves. 
Author: Frances Harper
Nationality: African-American
b. 24 September 1825  - d. 22 February 1911
  
 One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one's death, one dies one's life. 
Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Nationality: French
b. 21 June 1905  - d. 15 April 1980
  
 Christianity has made of death a terror which was unknown to the gay calmness of the Pagan. 
Author: Ouida
Nationality: English
b. 1 January 1839  - d. 25 January 1908
  
 When all usefulness is over, when one is assured of an unavoidable and imminent death, it is the simplest of human rights to choose a quick and easy death in place of a slow and horrible one. 
Author: Charlotte Perkins
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1860  - d. 17 August 1935
  
 This death cult has no reason and is beyond negotiation. This is what makes it so frightening. This is what causes so many to engage in a sort of mental diversion. They don't want to confront this horror. So they rush off in search of more comprehensible things to hate.  
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions. 
Author: André Breton
Nationality: French
b. 19 February 1896  - d. 28 September 1966
  
 I'm scared to death of being poor. It's like a fat girl who loses 500 pounds but is always fat inside. I grew up poor and will always feel poor inside. It's my pet paranoia. 
Author: Cher
Nationality: American
b. 20 May 1946
  
 If I couldn't laugh, I'd rather die. 
Author: Claudette Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 September 1903  - d. 30 July 1996
  
 Grumbling is the death of love. 
Author: Marlene Dietrich
Nationality: German
b. 27 December 1901  - d. 6 May 1992
  
 Life and death. They are somehow sweetly and beautifully mixed, but I don't know how. 
Author: Gloria Swanson
Nationality: American
b. 27 March 1899  - d. 4 April 1983
  
 McVeigh's lawyer got him the death penalty, which, quite frankly, I could have done. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 To know that one has never really tried - that is the only death. 
Author: Marie Dressler
Nationality: Canadian
b. 9 November 1868  - d. 28 July 1934
  
 The fat pink slobs who go roaring over the landscape in these over-sized over-priced over-advertised mechanical mastodons are people too lazy to walk, too ignorant to saddle a horse, too cheap and clumsy to paddle a canoe. Like cattle or sheep, they travel in herds, scared to death of going anywhere alone, and they leave their sign and spoor all over the back country: Coors beer cans, Styrofoam cups, plastic spoons, balls of Kleenex, wads of toilet paper, spent cartridge shells, crushed gopher snakes, smashed sagebrush, broken trees, dead chipmunks, wounded deer, eroded trails, bullet-riddled petroglyphs, spray-painted signatures, vandalized Indian ruins, fouled-up waterholes, polluted springs and smoldering campfires piled with incombustible tinfoil, filter tips, broken bottles. Etc. 
Author: Edward Abbey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1927  - d. 14 March 1989
  
 In this situation I was constantly exposed to danger and death. 
Author: Daniel Boone
Nationality: American
b. 22 October 1734  - d. 26 September 1820
  
 We were then in a dangerous, helpless situation, exposed daily to perils and death amongst savages and wild beasts, not a white man in the country but ourselves. 
Author: Daniel Boone
Nationality: American
b. 22 October 1734  - d. 26 September 1820
  
 One death to a man is a serious thing: a dozen neutralize one another. 
Author: Richard Francis Burton
Nationality: English
b. 9 March 1821  - d. 20 October 1890
  
 Inactivity is death. 
Author: Benito Mussolini
Nationality: Italian
b. 29 July 1883  - d. 28 April 1945
  
 But things feel different on the inside, and I think it's different, when someone dies over a long time, from how one would respond to a sudden death. 
Author: Nigella Lucy Lawson
Nationality: English
b. 6 January 1960
  
 And, in a funny way, each death is different and you mourn each death differently and each death brings back the death you mourned earlier and you get into a bit of a pile-up. 
Author: Nigella Lucy Lawson
Nationality: English
b. 6 January 1960
  
 How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of everyday's Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints! - I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. 
Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Nationality: English
b. 6 March 1806  - d. 29 June 1861
  
 You give me nothing during your life, but you promise to provide for me at your death. If you are not a fool, you know what I wish for! 
Author: Marcus Valerius Martialis
Nationality: Latin
b. December 43  - d.  December 104
  
 The enemy fought with savage fury, and met death with all its horrors, without shrinking or complaining: not one asked to be spared, but fought as long as they could stand or sit. 
Author: Davy Crockett
Nationality: American
b. 17 August 1786  - d. 6 March 1836
  
 Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 Death is the only pure, beautiful conclusion of a great passion. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 The human consciousness is really homogeneous. There is no complete forgetting, even in death. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 There is no such thing as death. In nature nothing dies. From each sad remnant of decay, some forms of life arise so shall his life be taken away before he knoweth that he hath it. 
Author: Charles Mackay
Nationality: Scottish
b. 27 March 1814  - d. 24 December 1889
  
 This beast went to the well and drank, and the noise was in the beast's belly like unto the questing of thirty couple hounds, but all the while the beast drank there was no noise in the beast's belly.Through this same man and me hath all this war been wrought, and the death of the most noblest knights of the world; for through our love that we have loved together is my most noble lord slain. 
Author: Sir Thomas Malory
Nationality: English
b. December 1405  - d. 14 March 1471
  
 Through this same man and me hath all this war been wrought, and the death of the most noblest knights of the world; for through our love that we have loved together is my most noble lord slain. 
Author: Sir Thomas Malory
Nationality: English
b. December 1405  - d. 14 March 1471
  
 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 timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present. 
Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
Nationality: Austrian
b. 26 April 1889  - d. 29 April 1951
  
 I look forward without dogmatic optimism but without dread. I love you all and I deeply implore you to keep the lasagna flying. Please pardon my levity, I don't see how to take death seriously. It seems absurd. 
Author: Robert Anton Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1932
  
 Belief is the death of intelligence. As soon as one believes a doctrine of any sort, or assumes certitude, one stops thinking about that aspect of existence. 
Author: Robert Anton Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1932
  
 Instead of joyfully looking forward to my birth, my mother began systematically preparing for her own death. She was fatalistic. 
Author: Lorna Luft
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1957
  
 A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of the facts and of the pun, and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character, return a verdict of justifiable homicide. 
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Nationality: American
b. 29 August 1809  - d. 7 October 1894
  
 Death is just a passage of the illusion of life. 
Author: Zhuangzi
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 370  - d.  December 289
  
 All societies on the verge of death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man; no society will survive a shortage of women. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 The continuous work of our life is to build death. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 Give me Liberty, or give me Death. 
Author: Patrick Henry
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1736  - d. 6 June 1799
  
 Listen my friend! I am a sinner and you are a sinner, but someday the sinner will be Brahma again, will someday attain Nirvana, will someday become a Buddha. Now this "someday" is illusion; it is only a comparison. The sinner is not on his way to a Buddha-like state; he is not evolving, although our thinking cannot conceive things otherwise. No, the potential Buddha already exists in the sinner; his future is already there. The potential hidden Buddha must be recognized in him, in you, in everybody. The world, Govinda, is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment; every sin already carries grace within it, all small children are potential old men, all sucklings have death within them, all dying people - eternal life. 
Author: Hermann Hesse
Nationality: Swiss
b. 2 July 1877  - d. 9 August 1962
  
 We fear death, we shudder at life's instability, we grieve to see the flowers wilt again and again, and the leaves fall, and in our hearts we know that we, too, are transitory and will soon disappear. When artists create pictures and thinkers search for laws and formulate thoughts, it is in order to salvage something from the great dance of death, to make something that lasts longer than we do. 
Author: Hermann Hesse
Nationality: Swiss
b. 2 July 1877  - d. 9 August 1962
  
 Sweetest love, I do not go, For weariness of thee, Nor in hope the world can show A fitter love for me; But since that I Must die at last, 'tis best, To use my self in jest Thus by feigned deaths to die. 
Author: John Donne
Nationality: English
b. 23 January 1572  - d. 31 March 1631
  
 For I am every dead thing, In whom love wrought new alchemy. For his art did express A quintessence even from nothingness, From dull privations, and lean emptiness He ruined me, and I am re-begot Of absence, darkness, death; things which are not. 
Author: John Donne
Nationality: English
b. 23 January 1572  - d. 31 March 1631
  
 If poisonous minerals, and if that tree, Whose fruit threw death on else immortal us, If lecherous goats, if serpents envious Cannot be damned; alas; why should I be? 
Author: John Donne
Nationality: English
b. 23 January 1572  - d. 31 March 1631
  
 One short sleep past, we wake eternally, And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die. 
Author: John Donne
Nationality: English
b. 23 January 1572  - d. 31 March 1631
  
 No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine own were; any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee. 
Author: John Donne
Nationality: English
b. 23 January 1572  - d. 31 March 1631
  
 And what is so intricate, so entangling as death? Who ever got out of a winding sheet? 
Author: John Donne
Nationality: English
b. 23 January 1572  - d. 31 March 1631
  
 A human act once set in motion flows on forever to the great account. Our deathlessness is in what we do, not in what we are. 
Author: George Meredith
Nationality: English
b. 12 February 1828  - d. 18 May 1909
  
 The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination. 
Author: George Meredith
Nationality: English
b. 12 February 1828  - d. 18 May 1909
  
 The framers were quite wise in recognizing what religion can do and how it can cause hatred and how it can cause death. 
Author: Michael Newdow
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1953
  
 Jena came twenty years after the death of Frederick the Great; the crash will come twenty years after my departure if things go on like this. 
Author: Prince Otto von Bismarck
Nationality: German
b. 1 April 1815  - d. 30 July 1898
  
 O Death, rock me asleep, Bring me to quiet rest, Let pass my weary guiltless ghost Out of my careful breast. 
Author: Ann Boleyn
Nationality: English
b. December 1507  - d. 19 May 1536
  
 Among ichthyophages, remarkable instances of longevity are observed, either because light food preserves them from plethora, or that the juices it contains, being formed by nature only to constitute cartilages which never bear long duration, their use retards the solidification of the parts of the body which, after all, is the cause of death. 
Author: Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Nationality: French
b. 1 April 1755  - d. 2 February 1826
  
 A rift in the clouds in a gray day threw a shaft of sunlight upon her coffin as her nervous, energetic little body sank to its last sleep. But the soul of her, the glowing, gorgeous, fervent soul of her, surely was flaming in eager joy upon some other dawn. 
Author: William Allen White
Nationality: American
b. 10 February 1868  - d. 31 January 1944
  
 Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men. 
Author: Herodotus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 484  - d.  December 425
  
 Age makes all things greater after their death; a name comes to the tongue easier from the grave. 
Author: Sextus Propertius
Nationality: Roman
b. December 50  - d.  December 16
  
 When I see someone who is starved, they don't look alert. They don't have boundless energy. If you're too skinny, it looks like you're near death. 
Author: Kirsty Alley
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 51
  
 The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates. 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 The major political event of the twentieth century is the death of socialism. 
Author: Irving Kristol
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1920
  
 Death's a debt; his mandamus binds all alike- no bail, no demurrer. 
Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 October 1751  - d. 7 July 1816
  
 It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change. 
Author: Colley Cibber
Nationality: British
b. 11 June 1671  - d. 12 November 1757
  
 Each instant of life is a step toward death. 
Author: Pierre Corneille
Nationality: French
b. 6 June 1606  - d. 1 October 1684
  
 He who does not fear death cares naught for threats 
Author: Pierre Corneille
Nationality: French
b. 6 June 1606  - d. 1 October 1684
  
 To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death. 
Author: Pierre Corneille
Nationality: French
b. 6 June 1606  - d. 1 October 1684
  
 So basically through a courtship of letters... I learned about a human being. It was not something I wanted, needed, or looked for, but because he was a stronger person than I was, spiritually and on a tolerance level, I was lucky enough that he educated me... I always thought of marriage as a death sentence, that there'd be a ball and chain, and you'd be told, "You need to stop doing these things and become a good little wife." Now people say "Oh my God you're going to have sex with one person the rest of your life!" I hope I have sex with him for the rest of my life - because I like it! 
Author: Sandra Bullock
Nationality: American
b. 26 July 1964
  
 Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing. 
Author: Christopher Fry
Nationality: English
b. 18 December 1907  - d. 30 June 2005
  
 A tragedy need not have blood and death; it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy. 
Author: Jean Racine
Nationality: French
b. 22 December 1639  - d. 21 April 1699
  
 My death, taking the light from my eyes, gives back to the day the purity which they soiled. 
Author: Jean Racine
Nationality: French
b. 22 December 1639  - d. 21 April 1699
  
 Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death. 
Author: Rosalind Russell
Nationality: American
b. 4 June 1907  - d. 28 November 1976
  
 Death calls ye to the crowd of common men. 
Author: James Shirley
Nationality: English
b. September 1596  - d. 29 October 1666
  
 Devouring Famine, Plague, and War, Each able to undo mankind, Death's servile emissaries are; Nor to these alone confined, He hath at will More quaint and subtle ways to kill; A smile or kiss, as he will use the art, Shall have the cunning skill to break a heart. 
Author: James Shirley
Nationality: English
b. September 1596  - d. 29 October 1666
  
 The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate; Death lays his icy hand on kings: Sceptre and Crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. 
Author: James Shirley
Nationality: English
b. September 1596  - d. 29 October 1666
  
 Sometimes I want to clean up my desk and go out and say, respect me, I'm a respectable grown-up, and other times I just want to jump into a paper bag and shake and bake myself to death. 
Author: Wendy Wasserstein
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1950  - d. 30 January 2006
  
 Whatever it is that leads men to fight and suffer, to face mutilation and death, the motive is not now self-interest in any material sense. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 I don't want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death! And that's why I'm grateful to God for having given me this gift, which I can use to develop and to express all that's inside me! 
Author: Anne Frank
Nationality: German
b. 12 June 1929  - d.  March 1945
  
 It's difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It's a wonder I haven't abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart. I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery, and death, and yet, I think this cruelty will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again. 
Author: Anne Frank
Nationality: German
b. 12 June 1929  - d.  March 1945
  
 Movies make hash of the schoolmarm's approach of how well the artist fulfilled his intentions. Whatever the original intention of the writers and director, it is usually supplanted, as the production gets under way, by the intention to make money - and the industry judges the film by how well it fulfills that intention. But if you could see the 'artist's intentions' you'd probably wish you couldn't anyway. Nothing is so deathly to enjoyment as the relentless march of a movie to fulfill its obvious purpose. This is, indeed, almost a defining characteristic of the hack director, as distinguished from an artist. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 It was as though some stubborn god spent their time in an immutable and absurd balancing act between life and death, prosperity and poverty. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 In horror, in terror, she accepted the metamorphosis - gnat, foam, ant, until death. And it's only the beginning, she thought. She stood motionless, as if it were possible to play tricks with time, possible to stop it from following its course. But her hands stiffened against her quivering lips. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 In spite of so many stubborn lies, at every moment, at every opportunity, the truth comes to light, the truth of life and death, of my solitude and my bond with the world, of my freedom and my servitude, of the insignificance and the sovereign importance of each man and all men. There was Stalingrad and there was Buchenwald, and neither of the two wipes out the other. Since we do not succeed in fleeing it, let us therefore try to look the truth in the face. Let us try to assume our fundamental ambiguity. It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our life that we must draw our strength to live and our reason for acting. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 It may sound like I'm complaining, but I'm not. After all, with Your help, I'm starving to death. 
Author: Sholem Aleichem
Nationality: Russian
b. 2 March 1859  - d. 13 May 1916
  
 Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death. 
Author: R. D. Laing
Nationality: Scottish
b. 7 October 1927  - d. 23 August 1989
  
 Death cancels all engagements 
Author: Sir Max Beerbohm
Nationality: English
b. 24 August 1872  - d. 20 May 1956
  
 Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 In the next 50 years, the Third World will grow by the equivalent of 30 to 40 new Mexicos. If you go to the end of the century, the white and European population is down to about three percent. This is what I call the death of the West. I see the nations dying when the populations die. I see the civilization dying. It is under attack in our own countries, from our own people. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 Death is not natural for a state as it is for a human being, for whom death is not only necessary, but frequently even desirable. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 To some extent I liken slavery to death. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 We went to the hospital; it was full. The doctor told me that two hundred had died the day before. I asked the cause of death; he shrugged and said, "Tuberculosis, starvation, fatigue, and there are many who have no desire to live." 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 It appeared that most of the men and boys had died of starvation; they had not been executed. But the manner of death seemed unimportant. Murder had been done at Buchenwald. God alone knows how many men and boys have died there during the last twelve years. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 The supernatural is being swept out of the universe in the flood of new knowledge of what is natural. It will soon be as impossible for an intelligent, educated man or woman to believe in a god as it is now to believe the earth is flat, that flies can be spontaneously generated... or that death is always due to witchcraft. The god hypothesis is no longer of any pragmatic value for the interpretation or comprehension of nature, and indeed often stands in the way of better and truer interpretation. Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat. 
Author: Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 22 June 1887  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 In the actual duration of his life, the individual ranges from the bacterium's hour to the the big tree's five thousand years. Man in this again stands at the pinnacle of individuality - not in mere length of days, but in having found a means to perpetuate a part of himself in spite of death. 
Author: Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 22 June 1887  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 By speech first, but far more by writing, man has been able to put something of himself beyond death. In tradition and in books an integral part of the individual persists, for it can influence the minds and actions of other people in different places and at different times: a row of black marks on a page can move a man to tears, though the bones of him that wrote it are long ago crumbled to dust. 
Author: Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 22 June 1887  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 No Dilettantism in this Mahomet, it is a business of Reprobation and Salvation with him, of Time and Eternity: he is in deadly earnest about it! Dilettantism, hypothesis, speculation, a kind of amateur-search for truth, toying and coquetting with truth: this is the sorest sin. The root of all other imaginable sins. It consists in the heart and soul of the man never having been open to Truth, "living in a vain show." Such a man not only utters and produces falsehoods, but is himself a falsehood. The rational moral principle, spark of the Divinity, is sunk deep in him, in quiet paralysis of life-death. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 We may not always recognize it, but government plays a bigger role in our lives than any other single person or institution. We spend nearly half of our lives working to pay for it. Children spend more time in government schools than they do with their parents. Birth, death, marriage, every area of our lives feels the influence of government. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 I don't want to die. I think death is a greatly overrated experience. 
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1944
  
 Nothing is so well calculated to produce a death-like torpor in the country as an extended system of taxation and a great national debt. 
Author: William Cobbett
Nationality: English
b. 9 March 1763  - d. 18 June 1835
  
 The day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying. 
Author: Jean Cocteau
Nationality: French
b. 5 July 1889  - d. 11 October 1963
  
 After the writer's death, reading his journal is like receiving a long letter. 
Author: Jean Cocteau
Nationality: French
b. 5 July 1889  - d. 11 October 1963
  
 Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death. 
Author: Jean Cocteau
Nationality: French
b. 5 July 1889  - d. 11 October 1963
  
 Here I am trying to live, or rather, I am trying to teach the death within me how to live. 
Author: Jean Cocteau
Nationality: French
b. 5 July 1889  - d. 11 October 1963
  
 Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.  
Author: Jean Cocteau
Nationality: French
b. 5 July 1889  - d. 11 October 1963
  
 You've never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it like bees working in a glass hive. 
Author: Jean Cocteau
Nationality: French
b. 5 July 1889  - d. 11 October 1963
  
 Death is the beginning of immortality. 
Author: Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre
Nationality: French
b. 6 May 1758  - d. 28 July 1794
  
 A nation is truly corrupt, when, after having by degrees lost its character and liberty, it slides from democracy into aristocracy or monarchy; this is the death of the political body by decrepitude. 
Author: Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre
Nationality: French
b. 6 May 1758  - d. 28 July 1794
  
 All his beauty, wit and grace Lie forever in one place. He who sang and sprang and moved Now, in death, is only loved. 
Author: Alice Thomas Ellis
Nationality: British
b. 9 September 1932  - d. 8 March 2005
  
 Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I think everything will be alright. 
Author: Alice Thomas Ellis
Nationality: British
b. 9 September 1932  - d. 8 March 2005
  
 Just like those who are incurably ill, the aged know everything about their dying except exactly when. 
Author: Philip Milton Roth
Nationality: American
b. 19 March 1933
  
 I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. Voltaire  
Author: Famous Misquotations
Nationality: American   
 The only two certainties in life are death and taxes." - Mark Twain 
Author: Famous Misquotations
Nationality: American   
 Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. - Mark Twain 
Author: Famous Misquotations
Nationality: American   
 The only nice thing I can wish him is an early death. 
Collaboration: The Goon Show
Nationality: English  - d.  December 1960   
 The dreadful beast must be exterminated, the country-side must be freed from this pest, this terror, this destroying scourge. The fact that not even a hen roost was the worse for the dragon's arrival wasn't allowed to have anything to do with it. He was a dragon, and he couldn't deny it, and if he didn't choose to behave as such that was his own lookout. But in spite of much valiant talk no hero was found willing to take sword and spear and free the suffering village and win deathless fame; and each night's heated discussion always ended in nothing. Meanwhile the dragon, a happy Bohemian, lolled on the turf, enjoyed the sunsets, told antediluvian anecdotes to the Boy, and polished his old verses while meditating on fresh ones. 
Author: Kenneth Graham
Nationality: Scottish
b. 20 July 1859  - d. 6 July 1932
  
 Perhaps he would never have dared to raise his eyes, but that, though the piping was now hushed, the call and the summons seemed still dominant and imperious. He might not refuse, were Death himself waiting to strike him instantly, once he had looked with mortal eye on things rightly kept hidden. Trembling he obeyed, and raised his humble head; and then, in that utter clearness of the imminent dawn, while Nature, flushed with fullness of incredible colour, seemed to hold her breath for the event, he looked in the very eyes of the Friend and Helper; saw the backward sweep of the curved horns, gleaming in the growing daylight; saw the stern, hooked nose between the kindly eyes that were looking down on them humourously, while the bearded mouth broke into a half-smile at the corners; saw the rippling muscles on the arm that lay across the broad chest, the long supple hand still holding the pan-pipes only just fallen away from the parted lips; saw the splendid curves of the shaggy limbs disposed in majestic ease on the sward; saw, last of all, nestling between his very hooves, sleeping soundly in entire peace and contentment, the little, round, podgy, childish form of the baby otter. All this he saw, for one moment breathless and intense, vivid on the morning sky; and still, as he looked, he lived; and still, as he lived, he wondered. 
Author: Kenneth Graham
Nationality: Scottish
b. 20 July 1859  - d. 6 July 1932
  
 It is the sincerest thing I have written, caught by the drama of a soul struggling in the contrary toils of love and religion - death brought them into harmony. 
Author: Laurence Housman
Nationality: English
b. 18 July 1865  - d. 20 February 1959
  
 If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by my friends the murderers. 
Author: Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
Nationality: French
b. 24 November 1808  - d. 29 September 1890
  
 The crime bill passed by the Senate would reinstate the Federal death penalty for certain violent crimes: assassinating the President; hijacking an airliner; and murdering a government poultry inspector. 
Author: Dodgy Quotes Dodgy Quotes
Nationality: French   
 The world is put back by the death of every one who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to conventionality. 
Author: Florence Nightingale
Nationality: British
b. 12 May 1820  - d. 13 August 1910
  
 This is Harvey Milk speaking from the camera store on the evening of Friday, November 18. This is to be played only in the event of my death by assassination. I fully realize that a person who stands for what I stand for, an activist, a gay activist, becomes a target or the potential target for somebody who is insecure, terrified, afraid, or very disturbed themselves. Knowing that I could be assassinated at any moment, any time, I feel it's important that some people know my thoughts. And so the following are my thoughts, my wishes, and my desires, whatever, and I'd like to pass them on and have them played for the appropriate people. 
Author: Harvey Milk
Nationality: American
b. 22 May 1930  - d. 27 November 1978
  
 With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, Fallen in the cause of the free. Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres, There is music in the midst of desolation And a glory that shines upon our tears. They went with songs to the battle, they were young, Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted; They fell with their faces to the foe. 
Author: Laurence Binyon
Nationality: English
b. 10 August 1869  - d. 10 March 1943
  
 White as a winding sheet, Masks blowing down the street: Moscow, Paris London, Vienna - all are undone. The drums of death are mumbling, rumbling, and tumbling, Mumbling, rumbling, and tumbling, The world's floors are quaking, crumbling and breaking. 
Author: Dame Edith Sitwell
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1887  - d. 9 December 1964
  
 Better be killed than frightened to death. 
Author: Robert S. Surtees
Nationality: English
b. 17 May 1805  - d. 26 March 1864
  
 We are weak, writing is difficult, but for my own sake I do not regret this journey, which has shown that Englishmen can endure hardships, help one another, and meet death with as great a fortitude as ever in the past. 
Author: Robert Falcon Scott
Nationality: English
b. December 1868  - d.  December 1912
  
 In his ironically titled book The Lucky Country, Donald Horne proclaimed the notion that 'Australia is a lucky country run mainly by second-rate people who share its luck'. This was a harsh assessment, judged by empirical evidence, when first made over four decades ago. It remains a harsh judgment after Mr Horne's death on 8 September 2005. 
Author: Gerard Henderson
Nationality: Australian   
 Dad, you hit the wrong target when you write that you wish I were at Princeton living "in the even tenor of my way." I hate that expression and as far as I am able I intend to avoid that condition. When impulse and spontaneity fail to make my "way" as uneven as possible then I shall sit up nights inventing means of making life as conglomerate and vivid as possible. Those who live in the even tenor of their way simply exist until death ends their monotonous tranquility. No, there's going to be no even tenor with me. The more uneven it is the happier I shall be. And when my time comes to die, I'll be able to die happy, for I will have done and seen and heard and experienced all the joy, pain, thrills - every emotion that any human ever had - and I'll be especially happy if I am spared a stupid, common death in bed. So, Dad, I'm afraid your wish will always come to naught, for my way is to be ever changing, but always swift, acute and leaping from peak to peak instead of following the rest of the herd, shackled in conventionalities, along the monotonous narrow path in the valley. The dead have reached perfection when it comes to even tenor! 
Author: Richard Halliburton
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1900  - d. 24 March 1939
  
 The things a man has to have are hope and confidence in himself against odds, and sometimes he needs somebody, his pal or his mother or his wife or God, to give him that confidence. He's got to have some inner standards worth fighting for or there won't be any way to bring him into conflict. And he must be ready to choose death before dishonor without making too much song and dance about it. That's all there is to it. 
Author: Clark Gable
Nationality: American
b. 1 February 1901  - d. 16 November 1960
  
 The compact which exists between the North and the South is a covenant with death and an agreement with hell. 
Author: William Garrison
Nationality: American
b. 12 December 1805  - d. 24 May 1879
  
 It didn't take very long for the usual suspects to blame the police for the death of a 17-year-old girl from a drug overdose at the Big Day Out in Perth last weekend. 
Author: Miranda Devine
Nationality: Australian   
 I have a simple philosophy about life and death. How easily it comes and how easily it can end! What man can afford to waste time? At any moment death can claim anyone, and when it does, death itself is unimportant. The only thing that matters is the work that one has accomplished. 
Author: King Hussein
Nationality: Jordanian
b. 14 November 1935  - d. 7 February 1999
  
 Routine is the death to heroism. 
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1881  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 No matter what the motive, love of ease, or a desire to save from suffering the unborn innocent, the woman is awfully guilty who commits the deed. It will burden her conscience in life, it will burden her soul in death, but oh, thrice guilty is he who, for selfish gratification, heedless of her prayers, indifferent to her fate, drove her to the desperation that impelled her to the crime! 
Author: Susan B. Anthony
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1820  - d. 13 March 1906
  
 When Plato describes his imaginary righteous man, loaded with all the punishments of guilt, yet meriting the highest rewards of virtue, he describes exactly the character of Christ. What presence of mind. Yes, if the life and death of Socrates are those of a philosopher, the life and death of Jesus Christ are those of a God. 
Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Nationality: French
b. 28 June 1712  - d. 2 July 1778
  
 Below the highest sphere four Regents sit Who rule our world, and under them are zones Nearer, but high, where saintliest spirits dead Wait thrice ten thousand years, then live again; And on Lord Buddha, waiting in that sky, Came for our sakes the five sure signs of birth So that the Devas knew the signs, and said "Buddha will go again to help the World." "Yea!" spake He, "now I go to help the World. This last of many times; for birth and death End hence for me and those who learn my Law. I will go down among the Sakyas, Under the southward snows of Himalay, Where pious people live and a just King." 
Author: Edwin Arnold
Nationality: English
b. 10 June 1832  - d. 24 March 1904
  
 This realistic image, however, does not catch at all what really is, but what should not be - death and misery - what should not exist, from our moral and humanistic point of view. And at the same time making an aesthetic and commercial, perfectly immoral use and abuse of this misery. Images that actually testify, behind their pretended "objectivity", of a deep denial of the real, and of an equal denial of the image - assigned to present what does not even want to be represented, assigned to the rape of the real by burglary. 
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1929  - d. 6 March 2007
  
 Dying is nothing. You have to know how to disappear. Dying comes down to a biological chance and that is of no consequence. Disappearing is of a far higher order of necessity. You must not leave it to biology to decide when you will disappear. To disappear is to pass into an enigmatic state which is neither life nor death. Some animals know how to do this, as do savages, who withdraw while still alive, from the sight of their own people. 
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1929  - d. 6 March 2007
  
 No one else can take risks for us, or face our losses on our behalf, or give us self-esteem. No one can spare us from life's slings and arrows, and when death comes, we meet it alone. 
Author: Martha Beck
Nationality: American
b. 29 November 1962
  
 Submit not to any decree or other act of power, of the justice of which you are not yourself perfectly convinced. If a constable call upon you to serve in the militia, shoot the constable and not the enemy; - if the commander of a press-gang trouble you, push him into the sea - if a bailiff, throw him out of the window. If a judge sentences you to be imprisoned or put to death, have a dagger ready, and take a stroke first at the judge. 
Author: Jeremy Bentham
Nationality: English
b. 15 February 1748  - d. 6 June 1832
  
 Modern thought has transferred the spectral character of Death to the notion of time itself. Time has become Death triumphant over all. 
Author: John Berger
Nationality: English
b. 5 November 1926
  
 I am in my 61st year; past hopes, past illusions, past high thoughts and lofty conceptions. My son is almost always far away from me. I am alone. My contempt for the folly and baseness of mankind, my hatred of its atrocious cruelty, have never been so intense. And I say hourly to Death: 'When you will'. Why does he delay? 
Author: Hector Berlioz
Nationality: French
b. 11 December 1803  - d. 8 March 1869
  
 A great surgeon performs operations for stone by a single method; later he makes a statistical summary of deaths and recoveries, and he concludes from these statistics that the mortality law for this operation is two out of five. Well, I say that this ratio means literally nothing scientifically and gives us no certainty in performing the next operation; for we do not know whether the next case will be among the recoveries or the deaths. What really should be done, instead of gathering facts empirically, is to study them more accurately, each in its special determinism....to discover in them the cause of mortal accidents so as to master the cause and avoid the accidents. 
Author: Claude Bernard
Nationality: French
b. 12 July 1813  - d. 10 February 1878
  
 True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things. 
Author: Stendhal
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1783  - d. 23 March 1842
  
 Death is part of this life and not of the next. 
Author: Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco
Nationality: English
b. 26 February 1897  - d. 7 April 1945
  
 Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem. 
Author: Joseph Stalin
Nationality: Russian
b. 21 December 1879  - d. 5 March 1953
  
 If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a "peace conference," you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes. 
Author: Joseph Stalin
Nationality: Russian
b. 21 December 1879  - d. 5 March 1953
  
 One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic. 
Author: Joseph Stalin
Nationality: Russian
b. 21 December 1879  - d. 5 March 1953
  
 If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a "peace conference," you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and aeroplanes. 
Author: Joseph Stalin
Nationality: Russian
b. 21 December 1879  - d. 5 March 1953
  
 Anti-Semitism is dangerous for the toilers, for it is a false track which diverts them from the proper road and leads them into the jungle. Hence, Communists, as consistent internationalists, cannot but be irreconcilable and bitter enemies of anti-Semitism. In the U.S.S.R., anti-Semitism is strictly prosecuted as a phenomenon hostile to the Soviet system. According to the laws of the U.S.S.R. active anti-Semites are punished with death. 
Author: Joseph Stalin
Nationality: Russian
b. 21 December 1879  - d. 5 March 1953
  
 I know that after my death a pile of rubbish will be heaped on my grave, but the wind of History will sooner or later sweep it away without mercy. 
Author: Joseph Stalin
Nationality: Russian
b. 21 December 1879  - d. 5 March 1953
  
 As a child I loved Jaurès, and I read what he wrote. Around 1910, I met him and saw him often until his death. He prophesied the dark things that have not failed to arrive. These ideas marked me forever. 
Author: Jacques Chardonne
Nationality: French
b. 2 January 1884  - d. 29 May 1968
  
 Life is a beautiful, magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish. The trouble is you won't fight. You've given up. But there's something just as inevitable as death. And that's life. Think of the power of the universe - turning the Earth, growing the trees. That's the same power within you - if you'll only have the courage and the will to use it. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
  
 Death of one man is a tragedy, death of a million is a statistic - Joseph Stalin 
Author: Famous Misquotations
Nationality: British   
 Living is a pretty grim joke, but a joke just the same. The entire function of man is to survive. The outermost limit of endeavour is creative work. Anything less is too close to simple survival until death happens along. So I am engaged in striving to maintain equilibrium sufficient to at least realize survival in a way to astound the gods. I turned the thing up so it's up to me to survive in a big way. Foolishly perhaps, but determined none the less, I have high hopes of smashing my name into history so violently that it will take a legendary form even if all books are destroyed. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it. 
Author: James Stephens
Nationality: Irish
b. 9 February 1882  - d. 26 December 1950
  
 The doctor who makes a friend of his patients, the lawyer who defends death penalty cases in distant countries for no fee, the schoolteacher who opens a child's eyes to a new world of books and poetry - such people do nothing that can be measured in marketplaces. The greatest painters, composers and writers don't offer you choices, they present you with what only they can do, and you must take it or leave it. So when such subjects as the values of the marketplace are discussed, you will probably not have much to contribute. You can repeat a poem in your head and wait until the conversation is over. But if anyone starts talking about "level playing fields," get up and steal quietly from the room. 
Author: John Mortimer
Nationality: British
b. 21 April 1923  - d. 16 January 2009
  
 It's tempting to wonder how many of the inventions of the past century we might have been better off without. Take the aeroplane for instance. It has transformed warfare from an event in which trained soldiers kill each other on distant battlefields to occasions when death is rained down indiscriminately on innocent civilians, while the professional fighters fly at a great height in comparative safety. 
Author: John Mortimer
Nationality: British
b. 21 April 1923  - d. 16 January 2009
  
 Nerine meant everything to me and she was my beautiful soulmate. 
Author: William Shatner
Nationality: Canadian
b. 22 March 1931
  
 My wife, whom I loved dearly and who loved me, was suffering with a disease that we don’t like to talk about, alcoholism. And she met a tragic ending because of it. 
Author: William Shatner
Nationality: Canadian
b. 22 March 1931
  
 Leonard Nimoy's personal experience of alcoholism now came to play a central role in my life and it helped us bond together in a way I never could have imagined in the early days of Star Trek. After Nerine [Kidd] and I had been to dinner with Leonard and Susan Nimoy one evening, Leonard called and said: "Bill, you know she's an alcoholic?" I said I did. I married Nerine in 1997, against the advice of many and my own good sense. But I thought she would give up alcohol for me. We had a celebration in Pasadena, and Leonard was my best man. I woke up about eight o'clock the next morning and Nerine was drunk. She was in rehab for 30 days three different times. Twice she almost drank herself to death. Leonard took Nerine to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, but she did not want to quit. 
Author: William Shatner
Nationality: Canadian
b. 22 March 1931
  
 On not a few occasions, inappropriate remarks glossing over the deceased's proclivities (drinking prowess, romantic conquests etc) or about the Church (attacking its moral teachings) have been made at funeral Masses. 
Author: Dr. George Pell
Nationality: Australian
b. 08 June 1941
  
 Widows tend either to fade away when husbands die, committing emotional suttee, or else find that a new life burgeons. Here in Christchurch, a lot of burgeoning goes on. 
Author: Fay Weldon
Nationality: English
b. 22 September 1931
  
 I will die. The person who succeeds me will also have to die. But elections, you won't have. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 From an Aboriginal perspective and from the Aboriginal experience alcohol plays a primary role in both the reasons for detention and for the subsequent chances of deaths occurring. 
Author: Professor Marcia Langton
Nationality: Australian Aboriginal
b. December 1951
  
 I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring. 
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman
Nationality: American
b. 11 May 1918  - d. 15 February 1988
  
 Balls, the lot of it. It's death, that's what I'm suffering from. The systematic encroachment of the big D. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 When my father was dying, my mother and brother and I had to decide how much treatment to pursue. What was a better way to ascertain my father's wishes: What he checked off on a form one fine summer's day years before being stricken; or what we, who had known him intimately for decades, thought he would want? The answer is obvious. 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 Dying serves no purpose so die now. 
Author: Jules Renard
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1864  - d. 22 May 1910
  
 Last words: They tried to get me - I got them first! 
Author: Nicholas Vachel Lindsay
Nationality: American
b. 10 November 1879  - d. 05 December 1931
  
 When we see what we were on Earth and what we leave behind Only silence is great; everything else is weakness. 
Author: Alfred Victor de Vigny
Nationality: French
b. 27 March 1797  - d. 17 September 1863
  
 There's no point in being unhappy about growing older. Just think of the millions who have been denied the privilege. 
Author: Cary Grant
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1904  - d. 29 November 1986
  
 I would have thought that medical science would have had the problem of death all sorted out. I was sure that by the time I reached the age I am now, they would have found a cure for it, that they would be able to transplant everything and we'd all just keep right on going forever. 
Author: Cary Grant
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1904  - d. 29 November 1986
  
 It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls. 
Author: Epicurus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 341  - d.  December 270
  
 I have written this letter to you on a happy day to me, which is also the last day of my life. For I have been attacked by a painful inability to urinate, and also dysentery, so violent that nothing can be added to the violence of my sufferings. But the cheerfulness of my mind, which comes from the recollection of all my philosophical contemplation, counterbalances all these afflictions. And I beg you to take care of the children of Metrodorus, in a manner worthy of the devotion shown by the young man to me, and to philosophy. 
Author: Epicurus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 341  - d.  December 270
  
 In my next life I want to live backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people's home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, Go collect your pension, and then when you start work, You get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxuirious spa like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and, Voila! You finish off as an orgasm! 
Author: Woody Allen
Nationality: American
b. 1 December 1935
  
 The goal is to live a full, productive life even with all that ambiguity. No matter what happens, whether the cancer never flares up again or whether you die, the important thing is that the days that you have had you will have lived. 
Author: Gilda Radner
Nationality: American
b. 28 June 1946  - d. 20 May 1989
  
 While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness. 
Author: Gilda Radner
Nationality: American
b. 28 June 1946  - d. 20 May 1989
  
 I am forced to the appalling conclusion that I would never have become a writer but for Joan's death, and to a realization of the extent to which this event has motivated and formulated my writing. I live with the constant threat of possession, and a constant need to escape from possession, from control. So the death of Joan brought me in contact with the invader, the Ugly Spirit, and maneuvered me into a life long struggle, in which I have had no choice except to write my way out. 
Author: William Seward Burroughs
Nationality: American
b. 05 February 1914  - d. 02 August 1997
  
 Death is an absolute mystery. We are all vulnerable to it, it's what makes life interesting and suspenseful. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 It requires more courage to suffer than to die. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 Death renders all equal. 
Author: Claudian
Nationality: Greek   
 It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had. 
Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Nationality: American
b. 08 July 1926  - d. 24 August 2004
  
 The heart of Germany has ceased to beat. The Führer is dead. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 The captain must not leave his sinking ship. I have thought about it all and decided to stay here. I have nowhere to go because with little children I will not be able to make it. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Now there is a society where the funeral industry got completely out of control. 
Author: Jessica Mitford
Nationality: American
b. 11 September 1917  - d. 22 July 1996
  
 Of course I'm against it. 
Author: Jessica Mitford
Nationality: American
b. 11 September 1917  - d. 22 July 1996
  
 Gracious dying is a huge, macabre and expensive joke on the American public. 
Author: Jessica Mitford
Nationality: American
b. 11 September 1917  - d. 22 July 1996
  
 I have nothing against undertakers personally. It's just that I wouldn't want one to bury my sister.  
Author: Jessica Mitford
Nationality: American
b. 11 September 1917  - d. 22 July 1996
  
 I called the superintendent of Arlington Cemetery. And he and I walked over those grounds. They're hauntingly beautiful grounds, white crosses all in a row. And finally I thought I'd found the exact spot, the most beautiful spot in the cemetery. I called Jackie at the White House and asked her to come out there, and she immediately accepted. And that's where the President is buried today. A park service ranger came up to me and said that he had escorted President Kennedy on a tour of those grounds a few weeks before. And Kennedy said, "That was the most beautiful spot in Washington." That's where he's buried. 
Author: Robert Strange McNamara
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1916  - d. 06 July 2009
  
 I was proud of the youths who opposed the war in Vietnam because they were my babies. 
Author: Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock
Nationality: American
b. 02 May 1903  - d. 15 March 1998
  
 The hour of death waits for no order. Death does not even come from the front. It is ever pressing on from behind. All men know of death, but they do not expect it of a sudden, and it comes upon them unawares. So, though the dry flats extend far out, soon the tide comes and floods the beach. 
Author: Yoshida Kenko
Nationality: Japanese
b. December 1283  - d.  December 1350
  
 I'll clue you in on a secret: death is not the worst thing that could happen to you. I know we think that; we are the first society ever to think that. It's not worse than dishonor; it's not worse than losing your freedom; its not worse than losing a sense of personal responsibility. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 It isn't decent for society to make a man do this thing himself. Probably this is the last day I will be able to do it myself. 
Author: P. W. Bridgman
Nationality: American
b. 21 April 1882  - d. 20 August 1961
  
 I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens. 
Author: Spike Milligan
Nationality: British
b. December 1918  - d.  December 2002
  
 To Harry Secombe: I hope you die first as I don't want you singing at my funeral. 
Author: Spike Milligan
Nationality: British
b. December 1918  - d.  December 2002
  
 I told them I was ill. 
Author: Spike Milligan
Nationality: British
b. December 1918  - d.  December 2002
  
 I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out. Is this wrong? I stopped wearing my What Would Jesus - band - Do, and I've lost all sense of right and wrong now. I used to be able to say, 'Yeah, I'd kill Michael Moore,' and then I'd see the little band: What Would Jesus Do? And then I'd realize, 'Oh, you wouldn't kill Michael Moore. Or at least you wouldn't choke him to death.' And you know, well, I'm not sure. 
Author: Glenn Beck
Nationality: British
b. 10 February 1964
  
 The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? Death! What's that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young. You get get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating ... and you finish off as a orgasm. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 When I got untethered from religion, it wasn't a loss of faith for me, it was a discovery of self. I had faith that I'm capable enough to handle any situation. There's peace in understanding that I have only one life, here and now, and I'm responsible. 
Author: Brad Pitt
Nationality: American
b. 18 December 1963
  




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