Death Quotes


The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
– Thomas Paine

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
– Patrick Henry
Call no man happy till he is dead.
– Aeschylus
Death is softer by far than tyranny.
– Aeschylus
Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you're free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in.
– Saul Alinsky
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
– Woody Allen
To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It is easy to say no, even if saying no means death.
– Jean Anouilh
Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.
– Jean Anouilh
Our law is a Jordanian law that we inherited, which applies to both the West Bank and Gaza, and sets the death penalty for those who sell land to Israelis.
– Yasser Arafat
Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject.
– Hannah Arendt
In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.
– Hannah Arendt
To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.
– Aristotle
Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.
– W. H. Auden
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
– W. H. Auden
Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death.
– Lucius Accius
I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.
– Sir Francis Bacon
No real English gentleman, in his secret soul, was ever sorry for the death of a political economist.
– Walter Bagehot
The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates.
– Dave Barry
What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.
– Dave Barry