Quotes about: death


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
Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life - not death.
– Berenice Abbott
In Japan, employees occasionally work themselves to death. It's called Karoshi. I don't want that to happen to anybody in my department. The trick is to take a break as soon as you see a bright light and hear dead relatives beckon.
– Scott Adams
The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.
– Joseph Addison
Death is softer by far than tyranny.
– Aeschylus
Iraqi fighters in Umm Qasr are giving the hordes of American and Brtish mercenaries the taste of definite death. We have drawn them into a quagmire and they will never get out of it.
– Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
The white sail of his soul has rounded The promontory - death.
– William Alexander
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
I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
– Woody Allen
I think you should defend to the death their right to march, and then go down and meet them with baseball bats.
– Woody Allen
It's impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.
– Woody Allen
Marriage is the death of hope.
– Woody Allen
The chief problem about death, incidentally, is the fear that there may be no afterlife-a depressing thought, particularly for those who have bothered to shave. Also, there is the fear that there is an afterlife but no one will know where it's being held.
– Woody Allen
The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you.
– Woody Allen
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
– Woody Allen
I answer the heroic question Death, where is they sting? with It is here in my heart and mind and memories.
– Maya Angelou
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
If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas