Death Quotes

I think that the core doctrines of Christianity-the incarnation, the resurrection, life after death-these are as strong as ever. In fact, the belief in life after death has increased in this century.
– Andrew Greeley
To cure the mind's wrong bias, Spleen, Some recommend the bowling-green; Some, hilly walks; all, exercise; Fling but a stone, the giant dies. Laugh and be well.
– Matthew Green
We are all of us resigned to death: it's life we aren't resigned to.
– Graham Greene
Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms.
– Che Guevara
For any culture which is primarily concerned with meaning, the study of death - the only certainty that life holds for us - must be central, for an understanding of death is the key to liberation in life.
– Stanislav Grof
Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.
– Dag Hammarskjold
Your body must become familiar with its death - in all its possible forms and degrees - as a self-evident, imminent, and emotionally neutral step on the way towards the goal you have found worthy of your life.
– Dag Hammarskjold
I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
– Thomas Hardy
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne
Defoe says that there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to fight to the death against popery, without knowing whether popery was a man or a horse.
– William Hazlitt
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
– Ernest Hemingway
The disembodied spirit is immortal; there is nothing of it that can grow old or die. But the embodied spirit sees death on the horizon as soon as its day dawns.
– Thomas Hobbes
A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of the facts and of the pun, and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character, return a verdict of justifiable homicide.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes
Death is with you all the time; you get deeper in it as you move towards it, but it's not unfamiliar to you. It's always been there, so what becomes unfamiliar to you when you pass away from the moment is really life.
– Bell Hooks
Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.
– Horace
He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.
– Horace
Death is the final wake-up call.
– Doug Horton
Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.
– Elbert Hubbard
The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
– Robert M. Hutchins
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
– Evelyn Beatrice Hall