Quotations About / On: DEATH

  • 21.
    The final hour when we cease to exist does not itself bring death; it merely of itself completes the death-process. We reach death at that moment, but we have been a long time on the way.
    (Seneca (4 B.C.-A.D. 65), Roman writer, philosopher, statesman. Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 24. Full name: Lucius Annaeus Seneca.)
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  • 22.
    Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
    (Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Protagoras, 881 A....)
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  • 23.
    Believe me, if a man doesn't know death, he doesn't know life.
    (William A. Drake (1900-1965), U.S. screenwriter. Kringelein (Lionel Barrymore), Grand Hotel (1932).)
  • 24.
    Death's an old joke, but each individual encounters it anew.
    (Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818-1883), Russian author. Bazarov, Fathers and Sons, ch. 27 (1862).)
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  • 25.
    There should be weeping at a man's birth, not at his death.
    (Charles Louis de Secondat Montesquieu (1689-1755), French philosopher, lawyer. Persian Letters, no. 40 (1721), trans. by C.J. Betts (1973).)
  • 26.
    In every parting there is an image of death.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. First published in Blackwood's Magazine (1857). Amos Barton, ch. 10, Scenes of Clerical Life (1858).)
  • 27.
    The "will to truth"Mthat might be a concealed will to death.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 576, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Gay Science, second edition, "Fifth Book: We Fearless Ones," section 344 (1887).)
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  • 28.
    Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
    (Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Odes, bk. 1, ode 4, l. 13 (23 B.C.), trans. by Kate Hughes (1995).)
  • 29.
    Immortal mortals, mortal immortals, one living the others' death and dying the others' life.
    (Heraclitus (c. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. The Cosmic Fragments, no. 67 (c. 480 B.C.).)
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  • 30.
    Death is close enough at hand so we do not need to be afraid of life.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 191, selection 5[1], number 31, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883. Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)
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