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Death And Dying Quotes

In the long run we are all dead.

Author: John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946)

Profession: British Economist

The essential part of our being can only survive if the transient part dissolves. Death is a condition of survival. That which has been gained must be eternalized, and can only be eternalized by being transmuted, by passing through death they must return

Author: Pir Vilayat Khan (1916)

Profession: Western Philosopher Teacher, Master, Author

Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearances.

Author: Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

Profession: Danish Philosopher, Writer

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.

Author: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Profession: American Black Leader, Nobel Prize Winner, 1964

If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.

Author: Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696)

Profession: French Classical Writer

Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.

Author: Jean De La Fontaine (1621-1695)

Profession: French Poet

Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

We need not fear life, because God is the Ruler of all and we need not fear death, because He shares immortality with us.

Author: Ann Landers (1918)

Profession: American Advice Columnist

I warmed both hands before the fire of life; It sinks, and I am ready to depart.

Author: Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864)

Profession: British Poet, Essayist

The pomp of death is far more terrible than death itself.

Author: Nathaniel Lee (1649-1692)

Profession: British Playwright

We are all dead men on leave.

Author: Eugene Levine

Profession: Russian Jew, Friend of Luxembourg's Lover, Jogiches

If we really think that home is elsewhere and that this life is a ''wandering to find home,'' why should we not look forward to the arrival?

Author: C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Profession: British Academic, Writer, Christian Apologist

It is hard to have patience with people who say ''There is no death'' or ''Death doesn't matter.'' There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.

Author: C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Profession: British Academic, Writer, Christian Apologist

Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the paths of men.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet