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  There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.  
 -  Buddha
  

  It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  Life? Life? It's Death that makes life worth living for.  
 -  Aaron Howard
  

  Marriage is the death of hope.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  A single death is a tragedy, are million deaths is a statistic.  
 -  Joseph Stalin
  

  On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  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.  
 -  Alfred Adler
  

  Only a humanity to whom death has become as indifferent as its members, that has itself died, can inflict it administratively on innumerable people.  
 -  Theodor Adorno
  

  I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.  
 -  William Shakespeare
  

  In every parting there is an image of death.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  Nothing except possibly love and death are of importance, & even the importance of death is somewhat ephemeral, as no one has yet faxed back a reliable report.  
 -  Gerald Durrell
  

  Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.  
 -  William Shakespeare
  

  Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.  
 -  Sun Tzu
  

  I've been aware of death since I was a little girl. My only regret willl be not being able to write about it.  
 -  Vanna Bonta
  

  The valiant never taste of death but once.  
 -  William Shakespeare
  

  For three days after death, hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.  
 -  Johnny Carson
  

  Death is a fearful thing.  
 -  William Shakespeare
  

  Death is a part of all our lives. Whether we like it or not, it is bound to happen. Instead of avoiding thinking about it, it is better to understand its meaning. We all have the same body, the same human flesh, and therefore we will all die. There is a big difference, of course, between natural death and accidental death, but basically death will come sooner or later. If from the beginning your attitude is 'Yes, death is part of our lives,' then it may be easier to face.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.  
 -  William Shakespeare
  

  Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared.  
 -  Sun Tzu
  

  Death is the starlit strip between the companionship of yesterday and the reunion of tomorrow.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, which hurts and is desired.  
 -  William Shakespeare
  

  Death takes no bribes.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  And why not death rather than living torment? To die is to be banish'd from myself; And Silvia is myself: banish'd from her Is self from self: a deadly banishment!  
 -  William Shakespeare
  

  Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Death is a very narrow theme, but it reaches a wide audience.  
 -  Socrates
  

  Biography lends to death a new terror.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  My only fear of death is coming back reincarnated.  
 -  Tupac Shakur
  

  Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.  
 -  Erik Erikson
  

  A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  Broadly speaking, human beings may be divided into three classes: those who are billed to death, those who are worried to death and those who are bored to death.  
 -  Winston Churchill
  

  A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  I have been here before as a spirit - this is just my physical body, it is just an overcoat. And at death, you will take the overcoat off.  
 -  Glenn Hoddle
  

  Death, the one appointment we all must keep, and for which no time is set.  
 -  Charlie Chan
  

  The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  There are large numbers of people who simply don't have the values and vision necessary to be part of an inter-dependent world. They think their differences - whether religious, political, tribal or ethnic - are more important than our common humanity. They believe the truth they have justifies their imposition of that truth on other people, even if it takes them to the death of innocents.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Death, the refuge, the solace, the best and kindliest and most prized friend and benefactor of the erring, the forsaken, the old and weary and broken of heart.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Death is life in reverse.  
 -  Angelina Jolie
  

  If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?  
 -  Chuck Palahniuk
  

  Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

  Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  There's something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now.  
 -  Angelina Jolie
  

  If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved.  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.  
 -  Bible
  

  Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.  
 -  Somerset Maugham
  

  For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

  Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different.  
 -  T. S. Eliot
  

  Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death.  
 -  Samuel Butler
  

  I never wish death on nobody, cause there ain't coming back from that.  
 -  Biggie Smalls
  

  Death was Nature's way of telling you to slow down.  
 -  Terry Pratchett
  

  Those who have never had a father can at any rate never know the sweets of losing one. To most men the death of his father is a new lease of life.  
 -  Samuel Butler
  

  The question shouldn't be is there life after death but is there life before death...  
 -  Kate Miller
  

  Death - the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.  
 -  Sir Walter Scott
  

  The history of the world is the record of the weakness, frailty and death of public opinion.  
 -  Samuel Butler
  

  Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.  
 -  Lord Byron
  

  Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.  
 -  Miyamoto Musashi
  

  Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.  
 -  Lord Byron
  

  If you don't have any fight in you, you might as well be dead.  
 -  Scott Caan
  

  I'm more afraid of life than death.  
 -  Lil Wayne
  

  If I die prematurely I shall be saved from being bored to death at my own success.  
 -  Samuel Butler
  

  Dying is easy, it's living that scares me to death.  
 -  Annie Lennox
  

  To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.  
 -  Samuel Butler
  

  Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.  
 -  Rabindranath Tagore
  

  If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death.  
 -  Samuel Butler
  

  Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. -Romans 6:23  
 -  Bible
  

  Death is only a larger kind of going abroad.  
 -  Samuel Butler
  

  It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.  
 -  Jerry Seinfeld
  

  When once a man is launched on such an adventure as this, he must bid farewell to hopes and fears, otherwise death or deliverance will both come too late to save his honor and his reason.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

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

  Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.  
 -  Bhagavad Gita
  

  You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.  
 -  Ernest Hemingway
  

  Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.  
 -  Theodore Roosevelt
  

  If you die you're completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I'm not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I've got.  
 -  Kurt Cobain
  

  The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.  
 -  Socrates
  

  Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honours depend upon heaven.  
 -  Confucius
  

  Normality is death.  
 -  Theodor Adorno
  

  Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  Because men really respect only that which was founded of old and has developed slowly, he who wants to live on after his death must take care not only of his posterity but even more of his past.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  There are people who never experience that, who remain closed until death, from fear of change.  
 -  Isabelle Adjani
  

  In peace prepare for war, in war prepare for peace. The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence under no circumstances can it be neglected.  
 -  Sun Tzu
  

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

  If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.  
 -  Michelangelo
  

  There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.  
 -  Nelson Mandela
  

  Death solves all problems - no man, no problem.  
 -  Joseph Stalin
  

  Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  Do what you fear, and the death of fear is certain.  
 -  Anthony Robbins
  

  Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  I have good hope that there is something after death.  
 -  Plato
  

  To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  After your death you will be what you were before your birth.  
 -  Arthur Schopenhauer
  

  If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  It is better to sit down than to stand, it is better to lie down than to sit, but death is the best of all.  
 -  Indian proverb
  

  Death is life's way of telling you you're fired.  
 -  Proverb
  

  Death always comes too early or too late.  
 -  English proverb
  

  For mortals vanished from the day's sweet light I shed no tear; rather I mourn for those who day and night live in death's fear.  
 -  Greek proverb
  

  Life without a friend is like death without a witness.  
 -  Spanish proverb
  

  Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.  
 -  Proverb
  

  Coffee should be black as Hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.  
 -  Turkish proverb
  

  In the midst of life we are in death.  
 -  Proverb
  

  Death cancels everything but truth.  
 -  Proverb