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Death And Dying Quotes

When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

And what the dead had no speech for, when living, they can tell you, being dead: the communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.

Author: T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

Profession: American-born British Poet, Critic

Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I think everything will be alright.

Author: Alice Thomas Ellis (1932)

Profession: British Author

Let death be daily before your eyes, and you will never entertain any abject thought, nor too eagerly covet anything.

Author: Epictetus (50-120)

Profession: Stoic Philosopher

It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men all live in a city without walls.

Author: Epicurus

Profession: Greek Philosopher

The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.

Author: Epicurus

Profession: Greek Philosopher

Remember man as you walk by, as you are now so once was I, as I am now, so you will be, so prepare for death and follow me.

Author: Epitaph


But learn that to die is a debt we must all pay.

Author: Euripides

Profession: Greek Tragic Poet

We all have to die some day, if we live long enough.

Author: Dave Farber


It hath often been said that it is not death but dying that is terrible.

Author: Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Profession: British Novelist, Dramatist

It is not death, but dying, which is terrible.

Author: Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Profession: British Novelist, Dramatist

Death destroys a man, the idea of Death saves him.

Author: Edward M. Forster (1879-1970)

Profession: British Novelist, Essayist

The Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea are made of the same water. It flows down, clean and cool, from the heights of Herman and the roots of the cedars of Lebanon. the Sea of Galilee makes beauty of it, the Sea of Galilee has an outlet. It gets to give. It gathers in its riches that it may pour them out again to fertilize the Jordan plain. But the Dead Sea with the same water makes horror. For the Dead Sea has no outlet. It gets to keep.

Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969)

Profession: American Minister

The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell.

Author: John W. Foster (1770-1843)

Profession: British Clergyman, Essayist

I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat