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The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins? Edgar Allan Poe

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. Marcus Tullius Cicero

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Steve Jobs

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

When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. Tecumseh

I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. J. Robert Oppenheimer

Suicide is man’s way of telling God, ‘You can’t fire me – I quit.’ Bill Maher

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. Buddha

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When some men die it is as if you had lost your pen-knife, and were subject to perpetual inconvenience until you could get another. Other men’s going is like the vanishing of a great mountain from the landscape, and the outlook of life is changed forever. Phillips Brooks

God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled.  Author Unknown

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

I’m not afraid of death. It’s the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life. ~Jean Giraudoux, Amphitryon, 1929

Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Gaily I lived as ease and nature taught,
And spent my little life without a thought,
And am amazed that Death, that tyrant grim,
Should think of me, who never thought of him.
René Francois Regnier

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

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

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I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again. Elie Wiesel

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. William Shakespeare

Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them. George Eliot

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

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. Albert Pike

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

I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only live in others but give them life, and not only life, but that great consciousness of life. Jack Kerouac

If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. Marcus Aurelius

If nothing else, there’s comfort in recognising that no matter how much we fail and sin, death will limit our suffering. Chuck Palahniuk

To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead. Samuel Butler

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Men fear Death, as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.  Francis Bacon, Essays

One doth but break-fast here, another dine; he that lives longest does suppe: We must all goe to bed in another World.  Joseph Henshaw, Horæ Subcessivæ, 2nd edition, 1631

If you spend all your time worrying about dying, living isn’t going to be much fun. From the television show Roseanne

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. Henry Van Dyke

He who doesn’t fear death dies only once. Giovanni Falcone

People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. It is as though they were traveling abroad.  Marcel Proust

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

The idea is to die young as late as possible. Ashley Montagu

‘Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it. Lord Byron

No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.  Euripides

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Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying. Jean Cocteau

No one else can take risks for us, or face our losses on our behalf, or give us self-esteem. No one can spare us from life’s slings and arrows, and when death comes, we meet it alone. Martha Beck

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing. Maurice Maeterlinck

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

Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life. Bertolt Brecht

I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different. T. S. Eliot

Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men. Herodotus

It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace. Anna Akhmatova

I’ll sleep when I’m dead. Warren Zevon

In the long run we are all dead. John Maynard Keynes

Man dies of cold, not of darkness. Miguel de Unamuno

To have died once is enough. Virgil

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While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.  Leonardo Da Vinci

Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it. Alice Walker

I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived. Willa Cather

Death is a distant rumor to the young. Andrew A. Rooney

A man’s dying is more the survivors’ affair than his own. Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

There are so many little dyings that it doesn’t matter which of them is death. Kenneth Patchen

If man were immortal he could be perfectly sure of seeing the day when everything in which he had trusted should betray his trust, and, in short, of coming eventually to hopeless misery. He would break down, at last, as every good fortune, as every dynasty, as every civilization does. In place of this we have death. Charles Sanders Peirce

Death, the sable smoke where vanishes the flame.  George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

God himself took a day to rest in, and a good man’s grave is his Sabbath. John Donne

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

Years, following years, steal something every day;
At last they steal us from ourselves away.
Horace

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We die only once, and for such a long time. Moliere

For me, habit is just a synonym for death. Juliette Binoche

Call no man happy before he dies, he is at best but fortunate. Solon

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure. Clarence Darrow

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

It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we’re alive – to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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

Everything that gets born dies. Morrie Schwartz

It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls. Epicurus



Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75. Benjamin Franklin

The idea is to die young as late as possible. Ashley Montagu

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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 may be the greatest of all human blessings. Socrates

In any man who dies there dies with him
his first snow and kiss and fight….
Not people die but worlds die in them.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko, “People”

Death never takes the wise man by surprise; He is always ready to go.  Jean de La Fontaine

Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time. Attributed to George Carlin

As o’er the stormy sea of human Life
We sail, until our anchor’d spirits rest
In the far haven of Eternity,…
Robert Montgomery, “A Universal Prayer,” A Universal Prayer; Death; A Vision of Heaven; and A Vision of Hell; &c. &c., 1829

Death does not wait to see if things are done or not done. Kularnava

Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death. Erik H. Erikson

Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Susan Ertz, Anger in the Sky

Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men. Herodotus

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A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies. Gustave Flaubert

I’ve told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Death will be a great relief. No more interviews. Katharine Hepburn

A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist. Stewart Alsop

Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more. Virginia Woolf

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. Horace Mann

The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it. Mary Catherine Bateson

I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens. Woody Allen

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

Death is not more certainly a separation of our souls from our bodies than the Christian life is a separation of our souls from worldly tempers, vain indulgences, and unnecessary cares. William Law

If you don’t have any fight in you, you might as well be dead. Scott Caan

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We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance.  Marcel Proust

Thou art not dead! Thou art the whole
Of life that quickens in the sod.
Charles Hanson Towne

Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation. Tennessee Williams, “The Rose Tattoo”

We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love. Madame de Stael

The light of her earthly existence is now extinguished forever. Elizabeth J. Eames, “An Autumn Reverie,” October 1840

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

[T]he Lord graciously released her from the body of clay, and admitted her happy, triumphant spirit to be for ever with himself, according to his gracious promise. Joseph Cole, of Hannah Ball, Anno 1796

There’s nothing certain in a man’s life except this: That he must lose it. Aeschylus, Agamemnon

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. Norman Cousins

The death of someone we know always reminds us that we are still alive — perhaps for some purpose which we ought to re-examine. Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

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When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is. Ayn Rand

Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies. Elie Wiesel

No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow. Euripides

Don’t send me flowers when I’m dead. If you like me, send them while I’m alive. Brian Clough

I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it. Mark Twain

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. P. J. O’Rourke

And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods? Thomas Babington Macaulay

I’ve looked that old scoundrel death in the eye many times but this time I think he has me on the ropes. Douglas MacArthur

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. Robert Green Ingersoll

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead. Albert Einstein

Death is the cure for all diseases. Thomas Browne

Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up. Wilson Mizner

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

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We never bury the dead, son. We take them with us. It’s the price of living. Mark Goffman and Jose Molina, Sleepy Hollow, “The Golem” (season 1, episode 10), original airdate 2013 December 9th, spoken by the character Henry Parrish

Let life be as beautiful as summer flowers
And death as beautiful as autumn leaves.
Rabindranath Tagore

Death is a debt we all must pay. Euripides

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

In tears alone must my full heart have vent,
And in no language but in sighs lament?
And these my only tribute to thy shade,
And shall thy virtues with thy dust be laid?…
Ophelia, “To the Memory of a deceased Friend,” The Gentleman’s Magazine, June 1751

He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

People living deeply have no fear of death. Anaïs Nin, Diary, 1967

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I am not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens. Woody Allen

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. Leonardo da Vinci

Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful it happens in that order. David Gerrold

I intend to live forever, or die trying. Groucho Marx

Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. Joe Louis

Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn. B. R. Hayden

Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see. Helen Keller

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

It’s funny how most people love the dead, once you’re dead, you’re made for life. Jimi Hendrix

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No one knows whether death is really the greatest blessing a man can have, but they fear it is the greatest curse, as if they knew well.  Plato

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? Khalil Gibran, “The Prophet” (Thanks, Roxalanne)

Life and death are balanced on the edge of a razor. Homer, Iliad

We need more courage to die alone. Everybody wants to die with the regiment. Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)

Death is the surest calculation that can be made. Ludwig Büchner, Force and Matter

Suicide is man’s way of telling God, “You can’t fire me — I quit.” Bill Maher, on Politically Incorrect, 1995

Suicide is… the sincerest form of criticism life gets. Wilfred Sheed, The Good Word, 1978

After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. J.K. Rowling

You will never find that life for which you are looking. When the gods created man they allotted to him death, but life they retained in their own keeping. The Epic of Gilgamesh