Quotes: death

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  • James Russell Lowell
    James Russell Lowell
    American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-1891
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    But life is sweet, though all that makes it sweet. Lessen like sound of friends departing feet; And death is beautiful as feet of friend. Coming with welcome at our journey's end.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize the doctor too.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    Cancer patients are lied to, not just because the disease is (or is thought to be) a death sentence, but because it is felt to be obscene - in the original meaning of that word: ill-omened, abominable, repugnant to the senses.
  • Sir Walter Scott
    Sir Walter Scott
    British writer and poet 1771-1832
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    Come he slow or come he fast. It is but death who comes at last.
  • Adlai E. Stevenson II
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
    American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
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    Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal.
    Source: Major Campaign Speeches of Adlai E. Stevenson (1952)
  • John Dewey
    John Dewey
    American philosopher 1859-1952
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    Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.
  • John Wayne
    John Wayne
    American actor and filmmaker 1907-1979
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    Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    Courage is getting away from death by continually coming within an inch of it.
  • Earl Wilson
    Earl Wilson
    American columnist 1907-
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    Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    Courage leads to heaven; fear leads to death.
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror.
  • Sir Walter Scott
    Sir Walter Scott
    British writer and poet 1771-1832
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    Death - the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
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    Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.
  • Margaret Mitchell
    Margaret Mitchell
    American writer 1900-1949
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    Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them!
  • John Donne
    John Donne
    English poet 1572-1632
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    Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.