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A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation; but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
Charles de Montesquieu
Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.
At the moment of death I hope to be surprised.
The essence of the Hebrew Bible, transmitted by Christianity, is separation: between life and death, nature and God, good and evil, man and woman, and the holy and the profane.
In the last analysis, it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to us.
I saw also that there was an ocean of darkness and death, but an infinite ocean of light and love, which flowed over the ocean of darkness.
I have more than once in my time woken up feeling like death.
Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality.
To appear on the stage drunk, to have them leave there and remember me making drunken mistakes, that was death.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
You've gotta be very careful that grace and politeness do not merge into a banality of behavior, where we're just nice, sort of 'death by cupcake.'
As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven.
Well, to the people who pray for me to not only have an agonising death, but then be reborn to have an agonising and horrible eternal life of torture, I say, 'Well, good on you. See you there.'
Death obsesses me, yes it does. I can't really understand why it doesn't obsess everyone - I think it does really, I'm just a little more out about it.
J. K. Rowling
We have abolished the death penalty for humans, so why should it continue for animals?
Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death, reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior.
For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.
Only a humanity to whom death has become as indifferent as its members, that has itself died, can inflict it administratively on innumerable people.
It has ever been since time began, and ever will be, till time lose breath, that love is a mood - no more - to man, and love to a woman is life or death.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
'Til the infallibility of human judgements shall have been proved to me, I shall demand the abolition of the penalty of death.
Marquis de Sade
I think about death. I don't want to die with clothes in the cleaners.
You look up at drama, down at comedy. A singer, looking up is okay. A comic, it's death.
Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.
We're led to believe everybody opposes it and disagrees with political correctness, but yet everybody's scared to death of it. So who is it? Well, it's the power structure wherever you happen to be.
I'm in awe of people out there who deal with Alzheimer's, because they have to deal with death 10 times over, year after year.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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