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Death Quotes | Quotes About Death

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Quote Left Though I am young and cannot tell Either what death or love is well,... Quote Right
by Ben Jonson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Becuase I could not stop for Death He kindly stopped for me The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality Quote Right
by Emily Dickinson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of every day's Most quiet need; by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints,--I love thee with the breath. Smiles, tears, of all my life!--and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. Quote Right
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Sleep, those little slices of death, how I loathe them. Quote Right
by Edgar Allan Poe | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Sleep, those little slices of death; Oh how I loathe them. Quote Right
by Edgar Allan Poe | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this -- that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made -- not to understand -- but to feel -- as crime. Quote Right
by Edgar Allan Poe | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I answer the heroic question 'Death, where is thy sting' with 'It is here in my heart and mind and memories.' Quote Right
by Maya Angelou | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left What though the radiance which was once so bright Be not forever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; Grief not, rather find, Strength in what remains behind, In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be, In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of Human suffering, In the faith that looks through death In years that bring philophic mind. Quote Right
by William Wordsworth | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left And whether I come to my own today or in ten thousand or ten million years, I can cheefully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness I can wait... And as to you, Life, I reckon you are the leavings of many deaths, (No doubt I have died myself ten thousand times before.) Quote Right
by Walt Whitman | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The death ... of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world. Quote Right
by Edgar Allan Poe | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Because I could not stop for Death -- He kindly stopped for me -- The carriage held but just ourselvesAnd immortality. Quote Right
by Emily Dickinson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death. Quote Right
by Walt Whitman | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Love's over brimming mystery joins death and life. It has filled my cup of pain with joy. Quote Right
by Rabindranath Tagore | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Mud unto mud!—Death eddies near— Not here the appointed End, not here!... Quote Right
by Rupert Brooke | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because the Dawn has come. Quote Right
by Rabindranath Tagore | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day. Quote Right
by John Donne | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left There’s a land where the mountains are nameless, And the rivers all run God knows where; There are lives that are erring and aimless, And deaths that just hang by a hair; There are hardships that nobody reckons; There are valleys unpeopled and still; There’s a land — oh, it beckons and beckons, And I want to go back — and I will. Quote Right
by Robert William Service | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation. Quote Right
by Oscar Wilde | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The right to discuss freely and openly, by speech, by the pen, by the press, all political questions, and to examine and animadvert (speak out) upon all political institutions, is a right so clear and certain, so interwoven with our other liberties, so necessary, in fact to their existence, that without it we must fall at once into depression or anarchy. To say that he who holds unpopular opinions must hold them at the peril of his life, and that, if he expresses them in public, he has only himself to blame if they who disagree with him should rise and put him to death, is to strike at all rights, all liberties, all protection of the laws, and to justify and extenuate all crimes. Quote Right
by William Cullen Bryant | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Simple, sincere people seldom speak much of their piety. It shows itself in acts rather than in words, and has more influence than homilies or protestations. Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death. Like a confiding child, she asked no questions, but left everything to God and nature, Father and Mother of us all, feeling sure that they, and they only, could teach and strengthen heart and spirit for this life and the life to come. She did not rebuke Jo with saintly speeches, only loved her better for her passionate affection, and clung more closely to the dear human love, from which our Father never means us to be weaned, but through which He draws us closer to Himself. She could not say, I'm glad to go, for life was very sweet for her. She could only sob out, I try to be willing, while she held fast to Jo, as the first bitter wave of this great sorrow broke over them together. Quote Right
by Louisa May Alcott | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come. Quote Right
by Rabindranath Tagore | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment. Quote Right
by Rabindranath Tagore | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I wouldn't mind dying in a plane crash. It'd be a good way to go. I don't want to die in my sleep, or of old age, or OD...I want to feel what it's like. I want to taste it, hear it, smell it. Death is only going to happen to you once; I don't want to miss it. Quote Right
by Jim Morrison | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life. Quote Right
by Bertolt Brecht | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Like pilgrims to th'appointed place we tend; The world's an inn, and death the journey's end. Quote Right
by John Dryden | ...go to quote |
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