Wise Death Quotes


To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise without really being wise, for it is to think that we know what we do not know. Plato

The wise man seeks death all his life, and for this reason death is not terrifying to him. Socrates

Yes, if the life and death of Socrates are those of a wise man, the life and death of Jesus are those of a god. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The wise are unaffected either by death or life. These are but faces of the same coin. Mahatma Gandhi

Death is God's way of telling you not to be such a wise guy. Grenville Kleiser

To fear death, gentlemen, is no other than to think oneself wise when one is not, to think one knows what one does not know. Socrates

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. Gautama Buddha

Death is a woman, and for that reason she's courageous and just, and never makes distinctions between mortals; she'll crush the ignorant, the arrogant, and the wise alike under her icy foot. Rosario Ferre

They say philosophers and wise men are indifferent. Wrong. Indifference is a paralysis of the soul, a premature death. Anton Chekhov

O harmless Death! whom still the valiant brave, The wise expect, the sorrowful invite, And all the good embrace, who know the grave A short dark passage to eternal light. William Davenant

The wise man neither rejects life nor fears death... just as he does not necessarily choose the largest amount of food, but, rather, the pleasantest food, so he prefers not the longest time, but the most pleasant. Epicurus

Death is a new office building filled with modern furniture, A wise thing, but which has no purpose for us. John Ashbery

Nor has his death the world deceiv'd than his wondrous life surprise d; if he like a madman liv'd least he like a wise one dy'd. Miguel De Cervantes

To fear death, gentlemen, is no other then to think oneself wise when one is not, to think one knows what one does not know. Plato

The wisest men are wise to the full in death. John Ruskin

The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world. Gautama Buddha

The wise soul feareth not death; rather she sometimes striveth for death, she goeth beyond to meet her. Yet eternity maintaineth her substance throughout time, immensity throughout space, universal form throughout motion. Giordano Bruno

O sleepers! what a thing is slumber! Sleep resembles death. Ah, why then dost thou not work in such wise as that after death thou mayst retain a resemblance to perfect life, when, during life, thou art in sleep so like to the hapless dead? Leonardo Da Vinci

Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. J R R Tolkien

To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them: but they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what we do not know? Socrates



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