Death Quotes

We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement.


Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.

Mohandas Gandhi

It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape.


In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.

Hannah Arendt

A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death.

Lucius Accius

Death, after all, is the common expectation from birth. Neither heroes nor cowards can escape it.

Ellis Peters

We all try to escape pain and death, while we seek what is pleasant.

Albert Einstein

What is sport to the cat is death to the mouse

German Proverb

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.

Sun Tzu

I have reached the conviction that the abolition of the death penalty is desirable. Reasons: 1) Irreparability in the event of an error of justice, 2) Detrimental moral influence of the execution procedure on those who, whether directly or indirectly, have to do with the procedure.

Albert Einstein

If we could do away with death, we wouldn’t object; to do away with capital punishment will be more difficult. Were that to happen, we would reinstate it from time to time.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I prefer death to lassitude. I never tire of serving others.

Leonardo da Vinci

Fatigue dulls the pain, but awakes enticing thoughts of death. So! that is the way in which you are tempted to overcome your loneliness -- by making the ultimate escape from life. -- No! It may be that death is to be your ultimate gift to life: it must not be an act of treachery against it.

Dag Hammarskjold

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.


Shame is worse than death.

Russian Proverb
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