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A list of the best death and dying quotes and sayings about death and dying, including the names of each speaker or author. This list is arranged by the most famous death and dying quotes or those best known as top quotes relevant to death and dying. The famous lines about death and dying are ranked by popularity with information regarding where the famous death and dying quote was originally heard, performed or written. The authors of these historic death and dying quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other great quotes from that same writer.

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    I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones. William Shakespeare

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    Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. Henry van Dyke

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    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. Mark Twain

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    Death the last voyage, the longest, and the best. Thomas Wolfe

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    To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth. Voltaire

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    Woody Allen

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    Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.

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    Death was afraid of him because he had the heart of a lion.

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    To die will be an awfully big adventure. J. M. Barrie

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    And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death. -- New Testament

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    To die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier. Walt Whitman

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    Those who have lived a good life do not fear death, but meet it calmly, and even long for it in the face of great suffering. But those who do not have a peaceful conscience, dread death as though life means nothing but physical torment. The challenge is to live our life so that we will be prepared for death when it comes.

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    Death twitches my ear. Live, he says, I am coming. Virgil

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

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    Though it be in the power of the weakest arm to take away life, it is not in the strongest to deprive us of death. Thomas Browne

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    Nothing can happen more beautiful than death. Walt Whitman

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    It is natural to die as to be born. Francis Bacon

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    To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead. Bertrand Russell

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    To fear death is to misunderstand life.

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    For he who lives more lives than one: More deaths than one must die. Oscar Wilde

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    Once can survive everything nowadays, except death. Oscar Wilde

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    It's astonishing how important a man becomes when he dies.

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    For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. -- 1 Timothy 6:7

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    I have lived, and I have run the course which fortune allotted me; and now my shade shall descend illustrious to the grave. Virgil

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    I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death. William Butler Yeats

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    Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details. Andy Warhol

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    Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. Mark Twain

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    I can die when I wish to: that is my elixir of life. Ernest Renan

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    I am dying beyond my means. Oscar Wilde

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    Living is death; dying is life. We are not what we appear to be. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that citizens; on this side orphans, on that children; Henry Ward Beecher

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    Against you I will fling myself, unvanquished and unyielding, O Death! Virginia Woolf

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    All men think that all men are mortal but themselves. Edward Young

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    Annihilation has no terrors for me, because I have already tried it before I was born --a hundred million years --and I have suffered more in an hour, in this life, than I remember to have suffered in the whole hundred million years put together. There was a peace, a serenity, an absence of all sense of responsibility, an absence of worry, an absence of care, grief, perplexity; and the presence of a deep content and unbroken satisfaction in that hundred million years of holiday which I look back upon with a tender longing and with a grateful desire to resume, when the opportunity comes. Mark Twain

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    We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world. Mark Twain

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    I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death. Francis Bacon

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    Good God! how often are we to die before we go quite off this stage? In every friend we lose a part of ourselves, and the best part. Alexander Pope

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    When death overtakes us; all that we have is left to others; all that we are we take with us.

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    We fear not death. That gloomy night, that pale-faced moon, and the affrighted stars that hurried through the sky, can witness that we fear not death.

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    The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living. W. H. Auden

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    Loss and possession, Death and life are one. There falls no shadow where There shines no sun. Hilaire Belloc

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    One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live. John Ruskin

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    Is there a life after death? Can I never get some peace? Gerhard Kocher

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    In the twentieth century, death terrifies men less than the absence of real life. All these dead, mechanized, specialized actions, stealing a little bit of life a thousand times a day until the mind and body are exhausted, until that death which is not the Raoul Vaneigem

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    No motion has she now, no force; she neither hears nor sees; rolled around in earth's diurnal course, with rocks, and stones, and trees. William Wordsworth

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    Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present. Ludwig Wittgenstein

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    It was once said that if you took all of the people who fell asleep in church and laid them end to end they would be more comfortable.

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    When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did -- in his sleep. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car.

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    Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have. James Baldwin

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    A man's death makes everything certain about him. Of course, secrets may die with him. And of course, a hundred years later somebody looking through some papers may discover a fact which throws a totally different light on his life and of which all the people who attended his funeral were ignorant. Death changes the facts qualitatively but not quantitatively. One does not know more facts about a man because he is dead. But what one already knows hardens and becomes definite. We cannot hope for ambiguities to be clarified, we cannot hope for further change, we cannot hope for more. We are now the protagonists and we have to make up our minds. John Berger

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