Death: ( die...dying...demise... )

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it! Almight God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! --- zzz

...you don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now. --- Joan Baez

All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true. --- Woodrow Wilson 1856

All men should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why. --- James Thurber

Be ashamed to die unless you have won some victory for humanity. --- Horace Mann

Better that we should die fighting than be outraged and dishonored… better to die than live in slavery. --- Emmeline Pankhurst

Carpe Diem (Seize the day) --- Quintus Horace 65BC

Carpe Diem. --- Horace 64BC

Cowardice asks the question, Is it safe? Expediency asks the question, Is it politic? Vanity asks the question, Is it popular? But conscience asks the question, Is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he msut take it because his conscience tells him it is right... --- Martin Luther 1483

Death can show us the way, for when we know and understand completely that our time on this earth is limited, and that we have no way of knowing when it will be over, then we must live each day as if it were the only one we had. --- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross 1926

Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life. --- Bertolt Brecht

Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn's rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die. --- Anon xxxx

Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain --- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, old time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles today tomorrow will be a dying. --- Robert Herrick 1591

Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. --- Langston Hughes 1902

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be throroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. Life is no 'brief candle' to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. --- George Bernard Shaw 1856

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. --- Voltaire 1694

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. --- George Bernard Shaw 1856

In the last analysis it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to use. --- Dag Hammarskjold 1905

In the midst of all the doubts which we have discussed for four thousand years in for thousand ways, the safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death. --- Voltaire 1694

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it! Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! (American Revolutionary War) --- Patrick Henry

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees. --- Dolores Ibarruri 1895

It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time. --- Samuel Johnson 1709

Let us be kinder to one another. (spoken on his deathbed) --- Aldous Huxley 1894

Live as you will have wished to have lived when you are dying. --- Christian Furchtegott Gellert

Nothing can harm a good man, either in life or after death. --- Socrates 469BC

One is happy as a result of one's own efforts, once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness

simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience. Happiness is no vague dream. --- George Sand 1804

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for. --- Dag Hammerskjold 1905

The great difference between the real leader and the pretender is that the one sees into the future, while the other regards only the present; the one lives by the day, and acts upon expediency; the other acts on enduring principles and for the immortality. --- Edmund Burke 1729

The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live. --- Joan Borysenko

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