Quotations About / On:
Men die in despair, while spirits die in ecstasy.
(Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. It later entered the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971). Seraphita, chapter III, First published as part of Romans et contes philosophiques (1831), then the Etudes philosophiques (1835).
Explanation of Swedenborg's philosophy.)
I will die if I lose you, but I will die if I wait longer.
(Jean Racine (1639-1699), French playwright. Pyrrhus, in Andromache, act 3, sc. 7 (1667).
Pyrrhus makes an ultimatum to Andromache to marry him.)
I would die for my country, but I could never let my country die for me.
(Neil Kinnock (b. 1942), British Labour politician. Speech, September 30, 1986, to Labour Party Conference on nuclear disarmament. Quoted in Guardian (London, October 1, 1986).)
A friend who dies, it's something of you who dies.
(Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Pensées de Gustave Flaubert, p. 10, Conard (1915).)
To die is but to leave off dying and do the thing once for all.
(Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 255 (1951).)
Doomsday is near, die all, die merrily.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Hotspur, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 4, sc. 1, l. 134.
A rallying call to his fellow rebels as they face a battle against the king's forces.)
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
(Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Philoctetes, l. 1443.)
I am dying, Egypt, dying.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Antony, in Antony and Cleopatra, act 4, sc. 15, l. 18 and 41.
Antony's only reference to Cleopatra's title as Queen of Egypt.)
'Which all we know beautiful do not die in secret, but all ugly things die in secret'
(- - Pijush Biswas, Indian Poet, [12 July,1988])
As mense se dit sit nie in jou broek nie, moet jy dit in die gate kry, en hulle verkeerd bewys sodat jy hulle op die mou kan speld