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Death And Dying Quotes

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.

Author: A. Sachs

Profession:

If Nature denies eternity to beings, it follows that their destruction is one of her laws. Now, once we observe that destruction is so useful to her that she absolutely cannot dispense with it from this moment onward the idea of annihilation which we attach to death ceases to be real what we call the end of the living animal is no longer a true finish, but a simple transformation, a transmutation of matter. According to these irrefutable principles, death is hence no more than a change of form, an imperceptible passage from one existence into another.

Author: Marquis De Sade (1740-1814)

Profession: French Author

When the body sinks into death, the essence of man is revealed. Man is a knot, a web, a mesh into which relationships are tied. Only those relationships matter. The body is an old crock that nobody will miss. I have never known a man to think of himself when dying. Never.

Author: Antoine De Saint-Exupery (1900-1944)

Profession: French Aviator, Writer

One approaches the journey's end. But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe.

Author: George Sand (1804-1876)

Profession: French Novelist

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colors of life in all their purity.

Author: George Santayana (1863-1952)

Profession: American Philosopher, Poet

That which is so universal as death must be a benefit.

Author: Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805)

Profession: German Dramatist, Poet, Historian

What shall he fear that does not fear death.

Author: Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805)

Profession: German Dramatist, Poet, Historian

After your death you will be what you were before your birth.

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

Profession: German Philosopher

Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little dearth.

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

Profession: German Philosopher

Death -- the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.

Author: Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening.

Author: Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

Come he slow or come he fast. It is but death who comes at last.

Author: Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

The white man's dead forget the country of their birth when they go to walk among the stars. Our dead never forget this beautiful earth, for it is the mother of the red man.

Author: Chief Seattle (1786-1866)

Profession: American Indian Chief of the Suquamish

I have a rendezvous with Death at some disputed barricade.

Author: Alan Seeger (1888-1916)

Profession: American Poet, Soldier

A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.

Author: Seneca (4 B.C. 65 A.D.)

Profession: Spanish-born Roman Statesman, philosopher