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83 Death Quotes

One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything, except a good reputation.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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But when the sun in all his state, Illumed the eastern skies, She passed through glory's morning gate, And walked in Paradise.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich Quotes , Source: A Death Bed

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We must all die! All leave ourselves, it matters not where, when, Nor how, so we die well; and can that man that does so Need lamentation for him?

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: Valentinian (act IV, sc. 4)

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The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness; and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.

Bible Quotes , Source: Ecclesiastes (ch. II, v. 14)

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Boy, when you are dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a god dam cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you are dead? Nobody.

J. D. Salinger Quotes

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They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.

Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

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The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca Quotes

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Don't strew me with roses after I'm dead. When Death claims the light of my brow No flowers of life will cheer me: instead You may give me my roses now!

Thomas F. Healey Quotes

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I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

Winston Churchill Quotes

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We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.

David Sarnoff Quotes

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While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.

John Taylor Quotes

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All say, 'How hard it is that we have to die' - a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.

Mark Twain Quotes

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A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man.

Percival Arland Ussher Quotes

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A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.

Seneca Quotes

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From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.

Edvard Munch Quotes

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Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.

A. Sachs Quotes

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Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good.

William Mitford Quotes

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It is never death because they live in your heart foever.

Lauren Quotes

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Death's pale flag advanced in his cheeks.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: Seven Champions (pt. III, ch. XI)

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Go thou, deceased, to this earth which is a mother, and spacious and kind. May her touch be soft like that of wool, or a young woman, and may she protect thee from the depths of destruction. Rise above him, O Earth, do not press painfully on him, give him good things, give him consolation, as a mother covers her child with her cloth, cover thou him.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: Vedic Funeral Rite, quoted in the "New York Times" on the death of Buffalo Bill

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Death is a black camel, which kneels at the gates of all.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: Vedic Funeral Rite, quoted in the "New York Times" on the death of Buffalo Bill

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Call no man happy till he is dead.

Aeschylus Quotes , Source: Agamemnon (938), earliest reference

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Somewhere, in desolate, wind-swept space, In twilight land, in no man's land, Two hurrying shapes met face to face And bade each other stand. "And who are you?" cried one, a-gape, Shuddering in the glimmering light. "I know not," said the second shape, "I only died last night."

Thomas Bailey Aldrich Quotes , Source: Identity

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The white sail of his soul has rounded The promontory--death.

William Alexander, Earl of Stirling Quotes , Source: The Icebound Ship

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Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.

Matthew Arnold Quotes , Source: Requiescat

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