Death Quotes

There is only one ultimate and effectual preventative for the maladies to which flesh is heir, and that is death.

Harvey Cushing

There is a strange charm in the thoughts of a good legacy, or the hopes of an estate, which wondrously removes or at least alleviates the sorrow that men would otherwise feel for the death of friends.

Miguel de Cervantes

Men sooner forget the death of their father than the loss of their patrimony.

Niccolò Machiavelli

Propaganda must appeal to mankind's better judgment and to the necessary belief in a better future. For this belief, the valley of the shadow of death is but a war station on the road to the blessed summit.

Christian Lous Lange

The current collapse of industrial society may well be the planet's way of avoiding a larger death.

Bergman, Morris

Distance of time and place generally cure what they seem to aggravate; and taking leave of our friends resembles taking leave of the world, of which it has been said, that it is not death, but dying, which is terrible.

Henry Fielding

Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.

Tryon Edwards

Man has the possibility of existence after death. But possibility is one thing and the realization of the possibility is quite a different thing.

Bret Harte

Erosion, desertification, and pollution have become our lot. It is a weird form of suicide, for we are bleeding our planet to death.

Gerald Durrell

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's the discharge of our debt of sorrow

Seneca

Marriage, like death, is a debt we owe to nature.

Julia Ward Howe

All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.

Thomas Mann

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

Rabindranath Tagore

If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?

Chuck Palahniuk
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