Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good.
It is not all of life to live, nor yet all of death to die. For life and death are one, and only those who will consider the experience as one may come to understand or comprehend what peace indeed means.
I believe that when death closes our eyes we shall awaken to a light, of which our sunlight is but the shadow
Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.
Life is eternal; and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, "Did you bring joy?" The second was, "Did you find joy?"
Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it
Time takes the ugliness and horror out of death and turns it into beauty.
Someone said, "Football's a matter of life and death" - but it's more important than that.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
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.
I prefer death to lassitude. I never tire of serving others.
We all try to escape pain and death, while we seek what is pleasant.
A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death.
In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.
It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape.
We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement.
For those who seek to understand it, death is a highly creative force. The highest spiritual values of life can originate from the thought and study of death.
Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds them. We live by the death of others. We are burial places! I have since an early age abjured the use of meat.
He that is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death.
Both liberty and equality are among the primary goals pursued by human beings through many centuries; but total liberty for wolves is death to the lambs, total liberty of the powerful, the gifted, is not compatible with the rights to a decent existence of the weak and the less gifted.
I am bound to add that the excess in too little has ever proved in me more dangerous than the excess in too much; the last may cause indigestion, but the first causes death.
Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.
Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.