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
All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing. ~Maurice Maeterlinck
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. ~Norman Cousins
Let life be as beautiful as summer flowers
And death as beautiful as autumn leaves.
Death is a debt we all must pay. ~Euripides
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
When I think of ages past
That have floated down the stream
Of life and love and death,
I feel how free it makes us
To pass away.
For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? ~Kahlil Gibran, from "The Prophet" (Thanks, Roxalanne)
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
Oh, for the time when I shall sleep
I see flowers
from the cottage where I lie.
~Yaitsu's death poem, 1807
God made death so we'd know when to stop. ~Steven Stiles
Death is life's way of telling you you're fired. ~Author Unknown
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