Some people are so afraid do die
that they never begin to live. -
Henry Van Dyke
Suicide is man's way of telling God,
"You can't fire me - I quit."
The day which we fear as our last is
but the birthday of eternity.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The fear of death follows from the
fear of life. A man who lives fully
is prepared to die at any time. -
The idea is to die young as late as
They tell us that suicide is the
greatest piece of cowardice... that
suicide is wrong; when it is quite
obvious that there is nothing in the
world to which every man has a more
unassailable title than to his own
life and person.
Time rushes towards us with its
hospital tray of infinitely varied
narcotics, even while it is
preparing us for its inevitably
'Tis very certain the desire of life
To be idle is a short road to death
and to be diligent is a way of life;
foolish people are idle, wise people
To himself everyone is immortal; he
may know that he is going to die,
but he can never know that he is
We cannot banish dangers, but we can
banish fears. We must not demean
life by standing in awe of death.
What we have done for ourselves
alone dies with us; what we have
done for others and the world
remains and is immortal.
When you're dead, you're dead.
While I thought that I was learning
how to live, I have been learning
how to die.
Leonardo da Vinci
You can kill a man but you can't
kill an idea.
No one can confidently say that he
will still be living tomorrow.
Some men are alive simply because it
is against the law to kill them.
A dying man needs to die, as a
sleepy man needs to sleep, and there
comes a time when it is wrong, as
well as useless, to resist.
A man who won't die for something is
not fit to live.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Death is no more than passing from
one room into another. But there's a
difference for me, you know. Because
in that other room I shall be able
Death most resembles a prophet who
is without honor in his own land or
a poet who is a stranger among his
Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.
For death is no more than a turning
of us over from time to eternity.
From my rotting body, flowers shall
grow and I am in them and that is
Healthy children will not fear life
if their elders have integrity
enough not to fear death.
Erik H. Erikson
I am become death, the destroyer of
J. Robert Oppenheimer
I didn't attend the funeral, but I
sent a nice letter saying I approved
I have never killed a man, but I
have read many obituaries with great
I shall not die of a cold. I shall
die of having lived.
It is possible to provide security
against other ills, but as far as
death is concerned, we men live in a
city without walls.
Life is better than death, I
believe, if only because it is less
boring, and because it has fresh
peaches in it.
Men fear death as children fear to
go in the dark; and as that natural
fear in children is increased by
tales, so is the other.
Millions long for immortality who
don't know what to do with
themselves on a rainy Sunday