Death Quotes

My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's

Oscar Wilde

Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.

Pearl S. Buck

I esteem death a trifle, if not caused by guilt.


Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death

Coco Chanel

Birth, life, and death -- each took place on the hidden side of a leaf.

Toni Morrison

All tragedies are finished by a death, all comedies by a marriage.

Lord Byron

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists.


The dearest possession a man has is his family In the divine assurance that family ties may transcend the boundaries of death, and may continue throughout endless ages of eternity, I find supreme consolation and inspiration.

David McKay

Im sure now that grieving and healing are the same thing sometimes, and magic and death are the same thing sometimes, and trusting and failing are the same thing sometimes.

Jorja Fox

Death is not the greatest of evils; it is worse to want to die, and not be able to


Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.

Albert Einstein

Death, the sable smoke where vanishes the flame.

George Gordon

Death is a distant rumor to the young.

Andrew A. Rooney

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

Mark Twain

There is tonic in the things that men do not love to hear. Free speech is to a great people what the winds are to oceans ... and where free speech is stopped miasma is bred, and death comes fast.

Henry Ward Beecher

Belief is the death of intelligence

Robert Anton Wilson

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

If fame is only to come after death, I am in no hurry for it.


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!

Patrick Henry

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.

Woody Allen

Any existence deprived of freedom is a kind of death.

Gen Michel Aoun

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.

Horace Mann

The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates.

Dave Barry

Sleep is pain's easiest salve, and doth fulfill all the offices of death, except to kill

John Donne
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