Quotes on Life Death

We die, because we live. Herman Melville

Life and death appear more certainly ours than whatsoever else; and yet hardly can that be called ours, which comes without our knowledge, and goes without it. Walter Savage Landor

There is no solution to death.Life intends to kill us. Dorothy L Sayers

Begin thinking of death and you are no longer sure of your life. It's a Hebrew proverb. Leo Gordon

Who knows but life be that which men call death, And death what men call life? Euripides

We die of too much life. Herman Melville

The living is a species of the dead; and not a very attractive one. Friedrich Nietzsche

It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. Samuel Johnson

Every thing admonishes us how needlessly long life is. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Die happily and look forward to taking up a new and better form. Like the sun, only when you set in the west can you rise in the east. Rumi

Men die and they are not happy. Albert Camus

The end of a life is always vivifying. Samuel Beckett

Without knowledge, life is no more than the shadow of death Moliere

Life hath more awe than death. Philip James Bailey

I learned it by doing it, and I was scared to death. Herb Kelleher

In this world, there is life and death; he who misses the life shall never die anymore, because he is already a dead! Mehmet Murat Ildan

A good death does honour to a whole life. Petrarch

If I can, I shall keep my death from saying anything that my life has not already said. Michel De Montaigne

Never but the one matter. The dead and gone. The dying and going. From the word go. Samuel Beckett

Fungi are the interface organisms between life and death. Paul Stamets

Only this shimmeriness is the real living. The shape is a dead crust. The shimmer is inside really. D H Lawrence

Death is terrifying, but it would be even more terrifying to find out that you are going to live forever and never die. Anton Chekhov

Knowledge by suffering entereth, And life is perfected by death. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

It is not the things we do in life that we regret on our death bed. It is the things we do not. Randy Pausch

You know your life is over when you own a lawnmower. Todd Skinner

Am I incapable of living with the one sole guarantee, that I'm still here? Am I afraid of living because I fear death? Hildegard Knef

the anxiety arising from the perpetual activity of the death instinct, though never eliminated, is counteracted and kept at bay by the power of the life instinct. Melanie Klein

A poem's life and death dependeth still Not on the poet's wits, but reader's will. Alexander Brome

Death is not a self-evident phenomenon. The margins between life and death are socially and culturally constructed, mobile, multiple, and open to dispute and reformulation. Margaret M. Lock

Would words shatter the immensity of life and death so close to one another? Susan Abulhawa

Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back. Marcus Aurelius

Every day, therefore, should be regulated as if it were the one that brings up the rear, the one that rounds out and completes our lives. Seneca the Younger

Through the ages, man's main concern was life after death. Today, for the first time, we find we must ask questions about whether there will be life before death. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity. Mother Teresa

Death is close enough at hand so we do not need to be afraid of life. Friedrich Nietzsche

Death is simply a shedding of the physical body like the butterfly shedding its cocoon. It is a transition to a higher state of consciousness where you continue to perceive, to understand, to laugh, and to be able to grow. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Tota vita nihil aliud quam ad mortem iter est. The whole of life is nothing but a journey to death. Seneca the Younger

Life and death are like inhalation and exhalation. They always exist together. Jaggi Vasudev

Awakening in the morning returns us to life, and to awareness of death. Mason Cooley

The cruelty of death lies in the fact that it brings the real sorrow of the end, but not the end. The greatest cruelty of death: an apparent end causes a real sorrow. Our salvation is death, but not this one. Franz Kafka

Man lives two lives, woe, were it otherwise! One is seized by death, the other one, his honor, remains. Franz Grillparzer

The fight between life and death is to the finish, and death ultimately is the victor . . . I do not deplore the passing of these crude old days. Jack Johnson

Silence before being born, silence after death: life is nothing but noise between two unfathomable silences. Isabel Allende

Death makes no sense except to people who have passionately loved life. How can one die without having something to part from? Detachment is a negation of both life and death. Whoever has overcome his fear of death has also triumphed over life. For life is nothing but another word for this fear. Emile M Cioran

The only true borders lie between day and night, between life and death, between hope and loss. Erin Hunter

The difference between trying to be fit and not being fit really means the difference between life and death. Bruce Willis

Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Birth, and copulation, and death; that's all the facts when you come to brass tacks. T S Eliot

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die. Amelia Josephine Burr

Life and death are illusions. We are in a constant state of transformation. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Life and death, union and separation, follow hard upon one another. Nothing is steadfast but the will, nothing endures but one's achieve-ments. These alone count in life. Yoshida Shoin

Everywhere we shine death and life burn into something new... Aberjhani

Life is short, death is forever Chuck Palahniuk

A man who is afraid of death will be afraid of life also, because life brings death. If you are afraid of the enemy and you close your door, the friend will also be prohibited. Rajneesh

Conscious man, to be sure, has at all times been keenly aware that life is an adventure, that life must, forever, be wrested from death. Albert Einstein

In the fullness of time, educated people will believe there is no soul independent of the body, and hence no life after death. Francis Crick

The mature, forty-five-year-old woman, quite experienced in matters of life and death, knows that it was 'for the best,' but Daddy's girl, who hung onto his belt and danced fox trots on the tops of his shoes, cannot accept that Daddy is not here anymore. Mary-Lou Weisman

To die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Death of one's own free choice, death at the proper time, with a clear head and with joyfulness, consummated in the midst of children and witnesses: so that an actual leave-taking is possible while he who is leaving is still there. Friedrich Nietzsche

If patterns of ones and zeros were 'like' patterns of human lives and death, if everything about an individual could be represented in a computer record by a long string of ones and zeros, then what kind of creature would be represented by a long string of lives and deaths? Thomas Pynchon

... it is true that I do not respect [human life] more than I respect my own life. And if it is easy for me to kill, that is because it is difficult for me to die. Albert Camus

If we confine ourselves to a general and distant reflection on the ills of human life, that can have no effect to prepare us for them. If by close and intense meditation we render them present and intimate to us, that is the true secret for poisoning all our pleasures, and rendering us perpetually miserable. David Hume

Death is the destination we all share, no one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be because death is very likely the single best invention of life. Steve Jobs

Life is rather a state of embryo, a preparation for life; a man is not completely born till he has passed through death. Benjamin Franklin

Life is happiness and unhappiness. Life is day and night, life is life and death. You have to be aware of both. Rajneesh

This is the Scroll of Thoth. Herein are set down the magic words by which Isis raised Osiris from the dead. Oh! Amon-Ra-Oh! God of Gods-Death is but the doorway to new life-We live today-we shall live again-In many forms shall we return-Oh, mighty one. John L. Balderston

Like pilgrims to th' appointed place we tend; The World's an Inn, and Death the journey's end. John Dryden

What life and death may be to a turkey is not my business; but the soul of Scrooge and the body of Cratchit are my business. Gilbert K Chesterton

What need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole of it calls for tears. Seneca the Younger

You never know what life means till you die; even throughout life, tis death that makes life live. Robert Browning

Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough. Seneca the Younger

one life would not suffice, mine especially. To touch everything and leave nothing after oneself! Ah! my God! I hope better than that. Ah! I am very cowardly, and under the blow of such a terror I am ready to believe in priests. Marie Bashkirtseff

There are issues of war and peace. And then, there are issues of life and death like this one that are no less morally compelling than war itself. John F Kerry

The last element in drama is high stakes. War, of course, is life and death - survival, not only for the story's characters, but often for the society itself. That's why I'm drawn to stories that are built around wars, even if they're not technically "war stories." Steven Pressfield

It is the peculiar nature of the forest, that life and death may ever be found within its bounds, in immediate presence of each other; both with ceaseless, noiseless advances, aiming at the mastery; and if the influences of the first be most general, those of the last are the most striking. Susan Fenimore Cooper

I think its really important for your mental health to think about the big questions, to discuss them and open your mind, in order to prepare you for both life and death. Freddie Stroma

I do disapprove of the modern attitude that you can't do the simplest thing, like dying or being born, in your own house. Ann Bridge

By His life, death, and resurrection, our Savior has conquered our enemies, and by His Spirit He has granted us to share in the victory. R C Sproul

If you believe it's life or death for the kids, it changes everything you do. Martin Haberman

I just look at death as not a threat. It's inevitable, and I have an assurance of eternal life. Jimmy Carter

Alas, day, you brought light, You trailed splendour You showed us god: I salute you, most precious one, But I go to a new place, Another life. Hilda Doolittle



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