Death is something we don’t like to think about. But many proverbs and quotes remind us that is is just around the corner.

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A centipede though dead will not fall.

A dead bee will make no honey.

A dead cherry tree will not blossom.

A loveless life is a living death.
A life without love or loved ones is worthless.

A man can die but once.

A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ.
John Steinbeck

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
Oscar Wilde

After all, to the well-organised mind, death is but the next great adventure.
J.K. Rowling
Source: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Quoted: Dumbledore

Although many of us fear death, I think there is something illogical about it.
Richard Dawkins

Although September 11 was horrible, it didn't threaten the survival of the human race, like nuclear weapons do.
Stephen Hawking

As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci

As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
Bernard Shaw

Ashes or diamonds, foe or friend, we're all equal in the end.
Roger Waters

Be a dreamer. If you don't know how to dream, you're dead.
Jim Valvano

Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.
Kurt Vonnegut

Better ten times ill than one time dead.

Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed.
Bruce Springsteen

Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.

Dead as a dodo.

Dead men tell no tales.

Death is always news.

Death is the black camel that kneels before every door.

Death is the last doctor.

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.

Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.
Oscar Wilde

Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and above all, those who live without love.
J.K. Rowling
Source: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Quoted: Dumbledore

Don't kid yourself that you're going to live again after you're dead; you're not. Make the most of the one life you've got. Live it to the full.
Richard Dawkins

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.
Mahatma Gandhi

Even immortality has exceptions.
(unknown author)
Source: TV Series: Once Upon a Time
Quoted: Merlin

Every time a child says, 'I don't believe in fairies,' there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
James M. Barrie
Source: Peter Pan

Faith has been broken, tears must be cried
Let's do some living after we die
The Rolling Stones
Source: From song lyrics: Wild Horses

How much of my brain tissue has to die before I die?
Steven Pinker
Source: How the Mind Works

I choose a mortal life.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Lord of the Rings
Quoted: Arwen
Quote from the movie

I do not fear death.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Lord of the Rings
Quoted: Aragorn
Quote from the movie

I intend to live forever, or die trying.
Groucho Marx

I personally would consider it an honour to be fossilized.
Richard Dawkins

I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.
Stephen Hawking

I think there are things in my story that have helped my creativity. Your father being killed, for instance, is one of the best things that could happen to a kid if he's going to write poetry or songs.
Roger Waters

I think those who have a terminal illness and are in great pain should have the right to choose to end their own life, and those that help them should be free from prosecution.
Stephen Hawking

I'd rather be dead than singing 'Satisfaction' when I'm 45.
Mick Jagger

I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die.
Stephen Hawking

If you are as old tomorrow as you are today, you are dead.
Toon Hermans

In the long run, we are all dead!
John Maynard Keynes

It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life.

It is not birth, marriage or death, but gastrulation, which is truly the most important time in your life.
Lewis Wolpert

Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage, or my house when I propose to take a residence, so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life.

Killing for ideas is the most dangerous form of killing at all. Being willing to die for your ideas rather than your country is another concept, but dying for an idea, like in religion, is absurd.
Mick Jagger

Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.

Life is better than death, health is better than sickness, abundance is better than want, freedom is better than coercion, happiness is better than suffering, and knowledge is better than superstition and ignorance.
Steven Pinker

Life on Earth is at the ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as sudden global nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus or other dangers we have not yet thought of.
Stephen Hawking

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