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Death And Dying Quotes

O eloquent, just, and mighty Death! whom none could advise, thou hast persuaded; what none hath dared, thou hast done; and whom all the world hath flattered, thou only hath cast out of the world and despised. Thou hast drawn together all the far-stretched greatness, all the pride, cruelty, and ambition of man, and covered it all over with these two narrow words, Hic jacet!

Author: Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618)

Profession: British Courtier, Navigator, Writer

I can die when I wish to: that is my elixir of life.

Author: Ernest Renan (1823-1892)

Profession: French Writer, Critic, Scholar

So little done, so much to do.

Author: Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902)

Profession: British Imperialist, Business Magnate

Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality.

Author: Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825)

Profession: German Novelist

The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.

Author: Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825)

Profession: German Novelist

Death is a distant rumor to the young.

Author: Andy Rooney

Profession: American Television News Personality

And all the winds go sighing, for sweet things dying.

Author: Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

Profession: British Poet, Lyricist

Be the green grass above me, with showers and dewdrops wet; and if thou wilt, remember, and if thou wilt, forget.

Author: Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

Profession: British Poet, Lyricist

Just like those who are incurably ill, the aged know everything about their dying except exactly when.

Author: Philip Roth (1933)

Profession: American Novelist

You just can't complain about being alive. It's self-indulgent to be unhappy. [When asked how she has coped since husband's death.]

Author: Gena Rowland

Profession: American Actress

Who is mightier than death? Those who can smile when death threatens.

Author: Ruckett

Profession:

I died a mineral, and became a plant. I died a plant and rose an animal. I died an animal and I was man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?

Author: Jalal-Uddin Rumi (1207-1273)

Profession: Persian Sufi Mystic Poet

One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live.

Author: John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Profession: British Critic, Social Theorist

Most people would rather die than think: many do.

Author: Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Profession: British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.

Author: Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Profession: British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist