Famous Death Quotes

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Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.

— Norman Cousins

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.

— Maya Angelou

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.

— Robert Fulghum

I don’t fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach.

— Mary Roach

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

Yes, people pull the trigger – but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror.

— Eliot Spitzer

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.

— Leonardo da Vinci

I don’t have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.

— Tupac Shakur

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.

— Marcus Aurelius

Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.

— Socrates

Don’t send me flowers when I’m dead. If you like me, send them while I’m alive.

— Brian Clough

Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem.

— Joseph Stalin

Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.

— Arthur Koestler

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

— Benjamin Franklin

Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.

— Benjamin Franklin

There is no life to be found in violence. Every act of violence brings us closer to death. Whether it’s the mundane violence we do to our bodies by overeating toxic food or drink or the extreme violence of child abuse, domestic warfare, life-threatening poverty, addiction, or state terrorism.

— bell hooks

Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.

— Unknown

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.

— Steve Jobs
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