Death quotes

Bedouin ways were hard even for those brought up to them, and for strangers, terrible: a death in life.
T. E. Lawrence

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

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
Albert Einstein

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

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

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

Love has no age, no limit; and no death.
– John Galsworthy

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

Sleep is good, death is better; but of course, the best thing would to have never been born at all.
– Heinrich Heine

After a natural disaster, safe drinking water is a priority. Humans can live longer without food than water, so communication about clean water is essential to help avoid the risk of cholera, dysentery, malnutrition, famine, and death.
– Tae Yoo

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
Coco Chanel

Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
– Arthur Koestler

The safest course is to do nothing against one’s conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
Voltaire

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
Marcus Aurelius

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

I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.
Jesus Christ

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.
Leonardo da Vinci

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Socrates

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
Maya Angelou

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

Suicide is man’s way of telling God, ‘You can’t fire me – I quit.’
– Bill Maher

Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does.
Johnny Cash

Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death.
– Angela Carter

If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East.
Tupac

Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.
Benjamin Franklin

I don’t believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.
Bob Marley

Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.
Emily Dickinson

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow 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.
Thomas Paine

If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he’s dead, then maybe he was a great man.
– James Dean

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

It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?
Jim Carrey

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.
– Mary Shelley

Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
– Plato

I was on my death bed, and I remember hanging on to these words, ‘Don’t be scared. You are going to live an amazing life,’ and I have.
– Amy Purdy

Your body must become familiar with its death – in all its possible forms and degrees – as a self-evident, imminent, and emotionally neutral step on the way towards the goal you have found worthy of your life.
– Dag Hammarskjold

I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
Winston Churchill

Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.
– Hilaire Belloc

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?
Edgar Allan Poe

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

I don’t fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach.
– Mary Roach

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

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

When a president makes life and death decisions, he should draw strength and wisdom from broad and deep experience with the reasons for and the risks of committing our children to our defense. For no matter how many others are involved in the decision, the president is a lonely man in a dark room when the casualty reports come in.
John McCain

The goal of all life is death.
Sigmund Freud

Childhood vaccines are one of the great triumphs of modern medicine. Indeed, parents whose children are vaccinated no longer have to worry about their child’s death or disability from whooping cough, polio, diphtheria, hepatitis, or a host of other infections.
– Ezekiel Emanuel

We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.
Charles Bukowski

He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death.
Thomas Paine

Whether you like it or not, you’re forced to come to the realisation that death is out there. But I don’t fear death, I’m a fatalist. I believe when it’s your time, that’s it. It’s the hand you’re dealt.
Clint Eastwood

The only way to take sorrow out of death is to take love out of life.
– Russell M. Nelson

Long hair is an unpardonable offence which should be punishable by death.
– Morrissey

If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.
Michelangelo

The ideal death, I think, is what was the ideal Victorian death, you know, with your grandchildren around you, a bit of sobbing. And you say goodbye to your loved ones, making certain that one of them has been left behind to look after the shop.
Terry Pratchett

You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy’s ranks.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Sometimes evil is in the form of a malignant clown, and sometimes evil is in the form of policy and legislators, and sometimes it’s a grinning death mask and it has something more viscerally terrifying about it.
– Karyn Kusama

At death, you’re going to be needing some spiritual guidance and some kind of inner knowledge that extends beyond the boundaries of the physical world… it’s what’s inside that counts.
– George Harrison

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
– Clarence Darrow

I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.
– J. Robert Oppenheimer

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

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
– Robert Fulghum

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

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.
– Isaac Asimov

Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.
J. R. R. Tolkien