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Death quotes are somber and they should be. However, we should be defined by the way we lived versus the fact that death comes to each of us.

My favorite death quote in this collection is the one by William Penn. He said, “For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.”

Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns.
-Bryant H. McGill

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.
-Buddha

All architects want to live beyond their deaths.
-Philip Johnson

Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.
-Quintus Ennius

Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
-Robert Bolt

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

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

A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.
-Stewart Alsop

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
-Susan Ertz

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

Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.
-Tennessee Williams

The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
-W. H. Auden

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

I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.
-Willa Cather

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
-William Penn

Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
-Horace

I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.
-J. Robert Oppenheimer

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
-Jean Cocteau

When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.
-John Greenleaf Whittier

Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.
-Joseph Hall

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