The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
It is better to die struggling than to abandon your efforts while there is still a possibility of accomplishing something more; for even when death comes, your struggles must soon be renewed in another life
It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try to live so that our death brings no pleasure to the world.
No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they'd die for.
A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
Life + Death quotes ⇑Life Quotes
The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective.
The beginning of all beings is veiled, beings manifest in the middle, and unmanifest again on death. Then, why lament this truth?
Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying.
Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.
Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to "die before you die" --- and find that there is no death.
That's what literature is. It's the people who went before us, tapping out messages from the past, from beyond the grave, trying to tell us about life and death! Listen to them!
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Love, the deadliest of all deadly things. It kills you... When you have it... And when you don't
The wise look upon childhood, youth, old age, life, and death as passing dramas; hence everything entertains them.
We have passed through death & rebirth so many times, why be afraid of death? It comes to free us. You shouldn't wish for death, but be comforted in the realization that it is our escape from so many troubles; it is a pension after hard work of life
That's part of what I like about the book in some ways. It portrays death truthfully. You die in the middle of your life, in the middle of a sentence
Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.
The meaning of life is that it stops.
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"
Short + Death quotes ⇑Short Quotes
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.
Duty is heavy as a mountain, death is light as a feather.
Today you are; tomorrow you are not... One by one we slip away. Others will come and we shall go
Death is not as terrible as you think. It comes to you as a healer.
Death is not a punishment; it is an awakening; it is a release
No one can say that death found in me a willing comrade, or that I went easily.
But death was her curse and her gift, and death had been her good friend these long, long years.
Sleep, those little slices of death - how I loathe them.
The death of a beloved is an amputation.
So wise so young, they say, do never live long.
Love + Death quotes ⇑Love Quotes
I wanted to know that he would be okay if I died. I wanted to not be a grenade, to not be a malevolent force in the lives of people I loved.
There are so many worse things than death. Not to be loved or not to be able to love: that is worse.
The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.
Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.
Love outlasts death and the ravages of time. All those that I have loved before, in this or other lifetimes, I love the same now
Annabeth pressed her lips to Percy's ear. “I love you.” She wasn't sure he could hear her-but if they died, she wanted those to be her last words.
I felt the unfairness of it, the inarguable injustice of loving someone who might have loved you back but can't due to deadness.
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved.
You think the dead we loved truly ever leave us? You think that we don't recall them more clearly in times of great trouble?
Inspirational + Death quotes ⇑Inspirational Quotes
Life before Death. Strength before Weakness. Journey before Destination.
Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.
In the end, all men die. How you lived will be far more important to the Almighty than what you accomplished.
Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
She had been given a wonderful gift: life. Sometimes it was cruelly taken away too soon, but it's what you did with it that counted, not how long it lasted.
Jamie: You know what I figured out today? Landon: What? Jamie: Maybe God has a bigger plan for me than I had for myself. Like this journey never ends. Like you were sent to me because I'm sick. To help me through all this. You're my angel.
All Death Quotes ⇑
The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword... a ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.
It's better to have died a small child than to be a politician who gets caught in a scandal during a slow news month.
The coward lives over and over again a mental picture of pain and death. The valiant experience only the final death, quickly and without pain
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
I don't think anybody's necessarily ready for death. You can only hope that when it approaches, you feel like you've said what you wanted to say. Nobody wants to go out in mid-sentence.
It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
The trouble about jumping was that if you didn't pick the right number of storeys, you might still be alive when you hit bottom.
That which is born must die, and that which is dead must be born again. Therefore, you shouldn't lament about the unavoidable
I have noticed that even those who assert that everything is predestined and that we can change nothing about it still look both ways before they cross the street.
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!
The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.
Death, therefore, the most awful of evils, is nothing to us, seeing that, when we are, death is not come, and, when death is come, we are not.
He is truly a yogi who, on this earth and up to the very time of death, is able to master every impulse of desire and wrath. He is a happy man
I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
Time that withers you will wither me. We will fall like ripe fruit and roll down the grass together. Dear friend, let me lie beside you watching the clouds until the earth covers us and we are gone.
Dogs do not have many advantages over people, but one of them is extremely important: euthanasia is not forbidden by law in their case; animals have the right to a merciful death.
People leave strange little memories of themselves behind when they die.
I'm not afraid of death because I don't believe in it. It's just getting out of one car, and into another.
Nothing is ever certain.
For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.
It's kind of hard to ask a dead guy what he did wrong.
I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.
Death: "There are better things in the world than alcohol, Albert." Albert: "Oh, yes, sir. But alcohol sort of compensates for not getting them.
Fairness does not govern life and death. If it did, no good person would ever die young.
People come in and out of your life. For a time they are your world; they are everything. And then one day they're not. There's no telling how long you will have them near.
To be an emperor of the whole earth is not the highest goal man can aim for, because he has to leave it all at death; but to possess cosmic consciousness, oneness with God
Material things cannot be owned by anybody, for at death they must be left behind & given to others. We are only allowed the use of things. It shows a lack of wisdom to be 'possessed' by material things.
Man comes from a drop of semen and leaves as a piece of dust. He doesn't know when he came and he doesn't know when he's leaving, yet he walks on the earth thinking he knows everything.
The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our separate ways, I to die, and you to live. Which of these two is better only God knows.
The real question of life after death isn't whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves.
I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.
Death is an ecstasy, for it removes the burden of the body and frees the soul of all pain springing from body identification. It is the cessation of pain and sorrow
We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day.
To die, to sleep - To sleep, perchance to dream - ay, there's the rub, For in this sleep of death what dreams may come...
Birth and death are doors through which you pass from one dream to another. All you are doing is going back and forth between this gross dream world and the finer astral dream world; between these two chambers of dream nightmares and dream pleasures
"I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo. "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
You do not immortalize the lost by writing about them. Language buries, but does not resurrect.
...one opportunity leads directly to another, just as risk leads to more risk, life to more life, and death to more death.
To face death itself should not daunt you. Fear of death is ridiculous, because as long as you are not dead you are alive, and when you are dead there is nothing more to worry about
I am afraid. Not of life, or death, or nothingness, but of wasting it as if I had never been.
This creature softened my heart of stone. She died and with her died my last warm feelings for humanity.
One only dies once, and if one does not die well, a good opportunity is lost and will not present itself again.
To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.
Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
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 to see.
I died. I died and someone made a clerical error and I am in Heaven.
If they killed him tonight, at least he would die alive.
You are mine, woman, and I am yours. Until you, my life was desolate. I existed, but I didn't truly live. Now I live, even in my death.
The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains.
Just as a person forsakes worn-out clothes and wears new clothes, the soul leaves the worn-out body at the time of death and enters a new body
If you die you're completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I'm not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I've got.
The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.
The greatest dread of ordinary man is death, with its rude imposition interrupting fortuitous plans and fondest attachments with an unknown and unwelcome change
The dance of life and death, prosperity and failure, have no reality except as dreams of God
Don't depend on death to liberate you from your imperfections. You are exactly the same after death as you were before. Nothing changes; you only give up the body. If you are a thief or a liar or a cheater before death, you don't become an angel merely by dying
Pain is a prod to remembrance. The way of escape is through wisdom. The tragedy of death is unreal; those who shudder at it are like an ignorant actor who dies of fright on the stage when nothing more has been fired at him than a blank cartridge
We fear death because of pain, and because of the thought that we may become obliterated. This idea is erroneous
Spiritual success lies in constantly attuning yourself with the cosmic mind, and in maintaining your peace and poise no matter what irremediable events occur in your life, such as the death of dear ones, or other sorrowful happenings
This I choose to do. If there is a price, this I choose to pay. If it is my death, then I choose to die. Where this takes me, there I choose to go. I choose. This I choose to do.
'There is no death, daughter. People die only when we forget them,' my mother explained shortly before she left me. 'If you can remember me, I will be with you always.'
If you want me again, look for me under your boot soles.
Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death.
Why do you permit yourself to remain entrapped in the cycles of births and deaths and their untold miseries? How many lifetimes will you helplessly go through all this? Don't waste your time
If death were the end, then there is no God, and there are no realised masters - it is all a pack of lies. The great ones wouldn't urge you to became better, for what would be the use if, good or bad, we are all junked at the end of life?
Awareness is all mind, just as it is in dreams. This is not difficult to picture. In death one merely sloughs off his gross physical body, which is only a lower form of mind and the cause of all manner of troubles for the soul.
If one dies of natural causes or is spiritually advanced, the body of sensations simply drops off, and when the consciousness reawakens on another plane it has all the sensations of the body without any physical form.
Even in the grave, all is not lost.
Death must be good, otherwise, God would not have ordained that it happen to everyone. Why live in fear of it?
When a dear one dies, instead of grieving unreasonably, realize that he has gone on to a higher plane at the will of God, and that God knows what is best for him. Rejoice that he is free
At physical death, man loses his consciousness of the flesh and becomes conscious of his astral body in the astral world. Thus physical death is astral birth.
Sleep is nothing but a counterfeit death. What happens in death we can picture in sleep. All our sufferings vanish in sleep. When death comes, all our mortal tortures cease; they cannot go beyond the portals of death.
I am the blessed child of sweet Immortality, sent here to play the drama of births and deaths, but always remembering my deathless Self.
"You'll stay with me?" "Until the very end"
People also fear death because they have been in this cage of flesh so long that they feel timid about leaving its security. But it is foolish to be afraid. Just think, no more repaired tires on the body vehicle, no more patchwork living
"I was waiting for the longest time," she said. "I thought you forgot." "It is hard to forget," I said, "when there is such an empty space when you are gone."
The heaviness of loss in her heart hadn't eased, but there was room there for humour, too.
I meant to write about death, only life came breaking in as usual
You know that old saying. Once you go dead, no one's better in bed.
Life and death are but a passing from dream to dream. They are only thoughts: you are dreaming you are alive, and you are dreaming you are dead
We don't become angels merely by the instrument of death. If we are angels now, we will be angels in the hereafter. If we are dark, negative personalities now, we will be the same after death
Don't feel bad, I'm usually about to die.
I carry death in my left pocket. Sometimes I take it out and talk to it: "Hello, baby, how are you doing? When are you coming for me? I'll be ready."
my feet will want to walk to where you are sleeping but I shall go on living.
Those who spend their earthly sojourns in emotionally reacting to the endless dream pictures of life continue to behold turbulent dream pictures of death and new incarnations.
The thoughts that predominate at the time of death can bring you either salvation — if your supreme desire is for God — or rebirth. If you are filled with worldly desires, those thoughts impinge themselves on the subtle body and bring the soul back into another earthly incarnation
To escape death, she'd become death.
Death is the means by which dream matter changes back into the consciousness of God, releasing the soul within it for the next step in its progressive return journey to God
I went down to the river, I sat down on the bank. I tried to think but couldn't, So I jumped in and sank.