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Death And Dying Quotes

Authority forgets a dying king.

Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)

Profession: British Poet

Except for the young or very happy, I can't say I am sorry for anyone who dies.

Author: William M. Thackeray (1811-1863)

Profession: Indian-born British Novelist

Death is an endless night so awful to contemplate that it can make us love life and value it with such passion that it may be the ultimate cause of all joy and all art.

Author: Paul Theroux (1941)

Profession: American Novelist, Travel Writer

Though lovers be lost love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.

Author: Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)

Profession: Welsh Poet

Do not go gentle into the good night. Old age should burn and rage at close of day.

Author: Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)

Profession: Welsh Poet

Live your life, do your work, then take your hat.

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion? What is the matter with the soft Darkness, the Dreamless Sleep?

Author: James Thurber (1894-1961)

Profession: American Humorist, Illustrator

Early to rise and early to bed makes a male healthy and wealthy and dead.

Author: James Thurber (1894-1961)

Profession: American Humorist, Illustrator

At the moment of death there will appear to you, swifter than lightning, the luminous splendor of the colorless light of emptiness, and that will surround you on all sides. Terrified, you will flee from the radiance. Try to submerge it is an obstacle blocking the path of liberation. yourself in that light, giving up all belief in a separate self, all attachment to your illusory ego. Recognize that the boundless light of this true reality is your own true self, and you shall be saved!

Author: Tibetan

Profession: Tibetan Buddhist Esoteric Doctrine

But the peasants -- how do the peasants die?

Author: Count Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

Profession: Russian Novelist, Philosopher

I am ready to meet God face to face tonight and look into those eyes of infinite holiness, for all my sins are covered by the atoning blood.

Author: R. A. Torrey

Profession:

Death is not a period, but a comma in the story of life.

Author: Amos Traver

Profession:

Having seen and felt the end, you have willed the means to the realization of the end.

Author: Thomas Troward

Profession:

All say, How hard it is that we have to die -- a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

Why is it that we rejoice at birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer