Death Quotes - Page 5

Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.

– Martin Luther

The hour of departure has arrived and we go our ways; I to die, and you to live. Which is better? Only God knows.

– Socrates

When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the paths of men.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity.

– William Shakespeare

If I am killed, I can die but once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again.

– ABRAHAM LINCOLN

When you die it’s the end of your life.

– SAM SHEPARD

Death is the end of one story and the beginning of another.

– PHILIP MOELLER

He that begins to live, begins to die.

– FRANCIS QUARLES

Death is release, if you’ve lived all right.

– EDWARD ALBEE

Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life.

– CHARLES FROHMAN

Death anxiety is the mother of all religions, which, in one way or another, attempt to temper the anguish of our finitude.

– IRVIN D. YALOM

While life could be evaded, death could not.

– DEAN KOONTZ

Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even its end.

– JOANNE HARRIS

The reason we think of death in celestial terms is that the visible firmament, especially at night … is the most adequate and ever-present symbol of that vast silent explosion.

– VLADIMIR NABOKOV

What is Death, so it be but glorious? ‘Tis a sunset;
And mortals may be happy to resemble
The Gods but in decay.
– LORD BYRON

That’s the happiest moment. When it’s all done. When we stop. When we can stop.

– EDWARD ALBEE

Death is the stone into which our oblivion hardens.

– PABLO NERUDA

There is no birth, there is no death; there is no coming, there is no going; there is no same, there is no different; there is no permanent self, there is no annihilation. We only think there is.

– THICH NHAT HANH

Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for, thou art not so,
For, those, whom thou think’st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poor death.

– JOHN DONNE

Death augments distance and dulls the memory. Death reconciles.

– LEONID ANDREYEV