Dead Quotes

People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster.

James Baldwin

Immortality is the condition of a dead man who doesn't believe he is dead

Henry Louis Mencken

A learned person among ignorant people, is like a live person among the dead.

Jafar ibn Muhammad as-S

Like Broadway, the novel, and God, feminism has been declared dead many times.

Katha Pollitt

Most of the pollution in the water already is dead animal and plant matter and building debris, ... good stagnant nursery for mosquitoes.

James Wright

I have all the time in the world to worry about death when I am dead.

Leonard Reiss

Labor Day differs in every essential from other holidays of the year in any country. All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflict and battles of man’s prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation.

Samual Gempers

Envy feeds on the living. It ceases when they are dead.

Ovid

Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead

Mark Twain

A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every one that can read in it.

William Hazlitt

Now the Democrats control the Senate. But the good news is that now the Republicans can admit that Strom Thurmond has been dead since 1988.

Jay Leno

Loyalty is dead, the experts proclaim, and the statistics seem to bear them out. On average, U.S. corporations now lose half their customers in five years, half their employees in four, and half their investors in less than one. We seem to face a future in which the only business relationships will be opportunistic transactions between virtual strangers.

Frederick F. Reichheld

The more extreme and the more expressed that passion is, the more unbearable does life seem without it. It reminds us that if passion dies or is denied, we are partly dead...

John Boorman

Was it for this the wild geese spread The gray wing upon every tide; For this that all that blood was shed, For this. Edward Fitzgerald died, And Robert Emmet and Wolfe Tone, All that delirium of the brave? Romantic Ireland's dead and gone, It's with O'Leary in the grave.

William Butler Yeats

April is the cruellest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.

T S Eliot

The reason most people play golf is to wear clothes they would not be caught dead in otherwise

Roger Simon

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

Denis Waitley

Be noble! And the nobleness that lies in other men, sleeping, but never dead, will rise in majesty to meet thine own.

James Russell Lowell

Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter's or sculptor's work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God's spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.

Florence Nightingale

I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead - not sick, not wounded - dead.

Woody Allen

The drama is not dead but liveth, and contains the germs of better things.

WILLIAM ARCHER

No good Indian but a dead Indian.

American Proverb

A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.

Pearl Bailey

Baseball is a game dominated by vital ghosts; it's a fraternity, like no other we have of the active and the no longer so, the living and the dead.

Richard Gilman

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