Quotes: death

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  • Alfred Adler
    Alfred Adler
    Austrian psychiatrist 1870-1937
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    Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Death makes no conquest of this conqueror: For now he lives in fame, though not in life.
  • James Lendall Basford
    James Lendall Basford
    American aphorist
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    Death robs the rich and relieves the poor.
    Source: Sparks from the philosopher's stone (1882)
  • Bruce Lipton
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    Epigenetics doesn't change the genetic code, it changes how that's read. Perfectly normal genes can result in cancer or death. Vice-versa, in the right environment, mutant genes won't be expressed. Genes are equivalent to blueprints; epigenetics is the contractor. They change the assembly, the structure.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    How beautiful is death, when earn'd by virtue!
    Who would not be that youth? What pity is it
    That we can die but once to serve our country!
  • Brendan F. Behan
    Brendan F. Behan
    Irish Republican, poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright 1923-1964
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    I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
  • Dag Hammarskjöld
    Dag Hammarskjöld
    Swedish diplomat 1905-1961
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    In the last analysis it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions life puts to us.
  • Eugène Ionesco
    Eugène Ionesco
    Romanian-born French Playwright 1912-
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    No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend's life also, in our own, to the world.
  • Epitaph
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    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.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.
  • We cannot cheat on DNA. We cannot get round photosynthesis. We cannot say I am not going to give a damn about phytoplankton. All these tiny mechanisms provide the preconditions of our planetary life. To say we do not care is to say in the most literal sense that ''we choose death.''
  • Molière
    Molière
    French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
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    Without knowledge, life is not more than the shadow of death.
  • Laurence Sterne
    Laurence Sterne
    British author 1713-1768
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    'Tis no extravagant arithmetic to say, that for every ten jokes, thou hast got an hundred enemies; and till thou hast gone on, and raised a swarm of wasps about thine ears, and art half stung to death by them, thou wilt never be convinced it is so.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    A beautiful vacuum filled with wealthy monogamists, all powerful and members of the best families all drinking themselves to death.