Death Quotes Quotes

The poet does not fear death, not because he believes in the fantasy of heroes, but because death constantly visits his thoughts and is thus an image of a serene dialogue.

Salvatore Quasimodo

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.

Khalil Gibran

Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.

John Keats

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.

Giacomo Casanova

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

Albert Einstein

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.

Isaiah Berlin

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.

Thomas Paine

As records of courts and justice are admissible, it can easily be proved that powerful and malevolent magicians once existed and were a scourge to mankind. The evidence (including confession) upon which certain women were convicted of witchcraft and executed was without a flaw; it is still unimpeachable. The judges' decisions based on it were sound in logic and in law. Nothing in any existing court was ever more thoroughly proved than the charges of witchcraft and sorcery for which so many suffered death. If there were no witches, human testimony and human reason are alike destitute of value.

Ambrose Bierce

Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.

John Dewey

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.

Leonardo da Vinci

Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.

William Wycherley

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.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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

Bible

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.

Voltaire

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

A coward dies a thousand deaths... a soldier dies but once.

Tupac Shakur

I don’t think you should support the death penalty to seek revenge. I don’t think that’s right. I think the reason to support the death penalty is because it saves other people’s lives.

George Walker Bush

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

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
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