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Death is a debt we all must pay. ~Euripides

The goal of all life is death. ~Sigmund Freud

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

I intend to live forever. So far, so good. ~Steven Wright

God made death so we'd know when to stop. ~Steven Stiles

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

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. ~Socrates

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

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

Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men. ~Herodotus

Death is life's way of telling you you're fired. ~Author Unknown

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

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

Oh, for the time when I shall sleep without identity. ~Emily Bronte

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

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

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

Our birth is nothing but our death begun. ~Edward Young, Night Thoughts

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

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

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

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

God is growing bitter, He envies man his mortality. ~Jacques Rigaut, Pensées

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

And they die an equal death - the idler and the man of mighty deeds. ~Homer, Iliad

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. ~William Penn

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

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them. ~Edward W. Howe

Death is a low chemical trick played on everybody except sequoia trees. ~J.J. Furnas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings happy death. ~Leonardo da Vinci

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

The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it. ~Doris Day

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

I wouldn't mind dying - it's the business of having to stay dead that scares the shit out of me. ~R. Geis

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

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

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

On a large enough time line, the survival rate for everyone will drop to zero. ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

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

Suicide is man's way of telling God, "You can't fire me - I quit." ~Bill Maher, onPolitically Incorrect, 1995

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

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

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I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death. ~Thomas Browne, An Essay on Death

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

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

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

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

Anyhow, it's not so bad.... I mean, when you're dead, you just have to be yourself. ~Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried

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

Death is for many of us the gate of hell; but we are inside on the way out, not outside on the way in. ~George Bernard Shaw

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

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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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

Every word affords me pain. Yet how sweet it would be if I could hear what the flowers have to say about death! ~E.M. Cioran

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

There is only one ultimate and effectual preventive for the maladies to which flesh is heir, and that is death. ~Harvey Cushing

Old persons are sometimes as unwilling to die as tired-out children are to say good night and go to bed. ~Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? ~Kahlil 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

Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. ~Susan Ertz

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

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

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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

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

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

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

But in a story, which is a kind of dreaming, the dead sometimes smile and sit up and return to the world. ~Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried

Death a friend that alone can bring the peace his treasures cannot purchase, and remove the pain his physicians cannot cure. ~Mortimer Collins

Death is patiently making my mask as I sleep. Each morning I awake to discover in the corners of my eyes the small tears of his wax. ~Philip Dow

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

To the psychotherapist an old man who cannot bid farewell to life appears as feeble and sickly as a young man who is unable to embrace it. ~C.G. Jung

Death is beautiful when seen to be a law, and not an accident - It is as common as life. ~Henry David Thoreau, 11 March 1842, letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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.~elen Keller

I knew a man who once said, "death smiles at us all; all a man can do is smile back." ~Gladiator, written by David Franzoni, John Logan, and William Nicholson, 2000

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

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

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

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"

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

Death is a release from the impressions of sense, and from impulses that make us their puppets, from the vagaries of the mind, and the hard service of the flesh. ~Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

When I die I shall be content to vanish into nothingness.... No show, however good, could conceivably be good forever.... I do not believe in immortality, and have no desire for it. ~H.L. Mencken

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

Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That signifies nothing. For us believing physicists the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. ~Albert Einstein

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If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever. ~James O'Barr

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

The graveyards are full of people the world could not do without. ~Elbert Hubbard

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

Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life. ~John Muir

To die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Death of one's own free choice, death at the proper time, with a clear head and with joyfulness, consummated in the midst of children and witnesses: so that an actual leave-taking is possible while he who is leaving is still there. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Well, right now... I'm not dead. But when I am, it's like... I don't know, I guess it's like being inside a book that nobody's reading.... An old one. It's up on a library shelf, so you're safe and everything, but the book hasn't been checked out for a long, long time. All you can do is wait. Just hope somebody'll pick it up and start reading. ~Tim O'Brien