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Quotes About Death

A Collection of Quotes About Death

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

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

“Even death has a heart.” – Markus Zusak

“Don’t send me flowers when I’m dead. If you like me, send them while I’m alive.” – Brian Clough

“People living deeply have no fear of death.” – Anaïs Nin

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

“I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.” – Julius Caesar

“The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” – J.K. Rowling

“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” – Buddha

“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.” – Lao Tzu

“Nothing in life is promised except death.” – Kanye West

“I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” – Woody Allen

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

“Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.” – George R.R. Martin

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

“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

“How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.” – George MacDonald

“Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” – J.K. Rowling

“The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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

“When you look at death, it makes you understand the importance of the moment when you have life and death in front of you, and you witness seeing someone deteriorating in front of you – it’s an overwhelming experience. If you don’t learn from that, I don’t know what else you’re gonna learn.” – Mickalene Thomas

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

“Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“People fear death even more than pain. It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend.” – Jim Morrison

“I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.” – Jimi Hendrix

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

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

“Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.” – Tryon Edwards

“Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.” – Socrates

“The goal of all life is death.” – Sigmund Freud

“I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.” – Corazon Aquino

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

“The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.” – Will Rogers

“No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more.” – Virginia Woolf

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

“Our life is made by the death of others.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“If we don’t know life, how can we know death?” – Confucius

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” – Mitch Albom

“After your death you will be what you were before your birth.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of someone being gone. Just when you think it’s reconciled, accepted, someone points it out to you, and it just hits you all over again, that shocking.” – Sarah Dessen

“The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.” – Joseph Stalin

“The stroke of death is as a lover’s pinch, which hurts and is desired.” – William Shakespeare

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

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