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Quotations: Death

Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor.
Joseph Addison

It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.
Woody Allen

Death is an acquired trait.
Woody Allen

Any existence deprived of freedom is a kind of death.
General Michel Aoun

Biography is one of the new terrors of death.
John Arbuthnot

What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.
Dave Barry

Death is the dropping of the flower that the fruit may swell.
Henry Ward Beecher

Beauty is an omnipresence of death and loveliness, a smiling sadness that we discern in nature and all things, a mystic communion that the poet feels.
Charlie Chaplin

While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve spirits [of the dead]?...While you do not know life, how can you know about death?
Confucius

Death is not the enemy; living in constant fear of it is.
Norman Cousins

Crime like death is not confined to the old and withered alone. The youngest and fairest are too often its chosen victims.
Charles Dickens

Because I could not stop for Death,/ He kindly stopped for me;/ The carriage held but just ourselves/ And Immortality.
Emily Dickinson

Death is my neighbour now.
Edith Evans

Comparison is a death knell to sibling harmony.
Elizabeth Fishel

Between/ Our birth and death we may touch understanding/ As a moth brushes a window with its wing.
Christopher Fry

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge -- myth is more potent than history -- dreams are more powerful than facts -- hope always triumphs over experience -- laughter is the cure for grief -- love is stronger than death.
Robert Fulghum

Is there life before death?
Graffito

Death is the greatest evil, because it cuts off hope.
William Hazlitt

It is a sign of a creeping inner death when we no longer can praise the living.
Eric Hoffer

Death is feared as birth is forgotten.
Doug Horton

Death is the final wake-up call.
Doug Horton

I am against using death as a punishment. I am also against using it as a reward.
Stanislaw J Lec

Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
W. Somerset Maugham

Because men really respect only that which was founded of old and has developed slowly, he who wants to live on after his death must take care not only of his posterity but even more of his past.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death.
Francis Picabia

I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.
Nancy Reagan

It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death.
Mary Renault

Death where is thy sting? Love, where is thy glory?
William Shakespeare

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
Josef Stalin

Death solves all problems--no man, no problem.
Josef Stalin

As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
Publilius Syrus

The report of my death was an exaggeration.
Mark Twain

Both marriage and death ought to be welcome: The one promises happiness, doubtless the other assures it.
Mark Twain

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

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