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Death And Dying Quotes

Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good.

Author: William Mitford (1744-1827)

Profession: British Historian, Writer

Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

I want death to find me planting my cabbage

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

If you don't know how to die, don't worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don't bother your head about it.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

It is not death that alarms me, but dying.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.

Author: Charles De Montesquieu (1689-1755)

Profession: French Jurist, Political Philosopher

Yet nightly pitch my moving tent, a day's march nearer home.

Author: James Montgomery (1771-1854)

Profession: British Poet

Death may be the King of terrors... but Jesus is the King of kings!

Author: Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899)

Profession: American Evangelist

I hate funerals and would not attend my own if it could be avoided, but it is well for every man to stop once in a while to think of what sort of a collection of mourners he is training for his final event.

Author: Robert T. Morris

Profession:

As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relations with this best and truest friend of mankind, that his image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling! And I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.

Author: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Profession: Austrian Composer

So that he seemed not to relinquish life, but to leave one home for another.

Author: Cornelius Nepos

Profession: 1st Century BC

One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

We all of us waited for him to die. The family sent him a check every month, and hoped he'd get on with it quietly, without too much vulgar fuss.

Author: John Osborne (1929)

Profession: British Playwright