Famous Quotations

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  • Q1
    Death - the last sleep?
    No, it is the final awakening.
    Walter Scott

  • Q2
    When you are born, you cry, and the world rejoices.
    When you die, you rejoice, and the world cries.
    Buddhist Saying

  • Q2
    The song is ended,
    but the melody lingers on...
    Irving Berlin

  • Q4
    There are only two ways to live your life.
    One is as though nothing is a miracle.
    The other is as though everything is a miracle.
    Albert Einstein

  • Q5
    The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words
    left unsaid and deeds left undone.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • Q6
    Perhaps they are not stars but rather
    openings in Heaven where the love of our lost
    ones shines down to let us know they are happy
    Eskimo Legend

  • Q7
    Your end, which is endless,
    is as a snowflake dissolving in the pure air.
    Buddhist Saying

  • Q8
    As a well spent day brings happy sleep,
    so life well used brings happy death.
    Leonardo DaVinci

  • Q9
    Security is mostly a superstition.
    It does not exist in nature, nor do the children
    of men as a whole experience it.
    Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run
    than outright exposure.
    Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
    Helen Keller

  • Q10
    Death is not the end. Death can never be the end.
    Death is the road. Life is the traveller.
    The Soul is the Guide
    Our mind thinks of death. Our heart thinks of life
    Our soul thinks of Immortality.
    Sri Chinmoy

  • Q11
    Say not in grief that she is no more
    but say in thankfulness that she was.
    A death is not the extinguishing of a light,
    but the putting out of the lamp
    because the dawn has come.
    Rabindranath Tagore

  • Q12
    People are like stained-glass windows.
    They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in; their true beauty is revealed only if their light is from within.
    Elizabeth Kubler Ross

  • Q13
    We make a living by what we get;
    we make a life by what we give
    Winston Churchill

  • Q14
    The boundaries between life and death
    are at best shadowy and vague.
    Who shall say where one ends
    and where the other begins?
    Edgar Allen Poe

  • Q15
    In three words I can sum up everything
    I've learned about life: it goes on.
    Robert Frost

  • Q16
    When he shall die,
    Take him and cut him out in little stars,
    And he will make the face of heaven so fine
    That all the world will be in love with night,
    And pay no worship to the garish sun.
    William Shakespeare
    Scene 2-Romeo and Juliet

  • Q17
    "I can't think of a more wonderful thanksgiving
    for the life I have had than that everyone
    should be jolly at my funeral "
    Admiral Lord Mountbatten

  • Q18
    Men fear death as children fear to go into the dark;
    and as that natural fear in children
    is increased with tales, so is the other.
    Francis Bacon

  • Q19
    Men fear death, as if unquestionably the
    greatest evil, and yet no man knows that
    it may not be the greatest good.
    William Mitford

  • Q20
    I know death has ten thousand several doors
    for men to take their exits
    John Webster

  • Q21
    I have seen death too often to believe in death,
    It is not an ending, but a withdrawal.
    As one who finishes a long journey.
    Stills the motor. Turns off the lights
    Steps from the car
    And walks up the path
    To the home that awaits him

  • Q22
    It is not length of life,
    but depth of life.
    Emerson Ralph Waldo

  • Q23
    Life and death are but phases of the same thing, the reverse and obverse of the same coin. Death is as necessary for man's growth as life itself.
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • Q24
    Say not in grief he is no more - but live in thankfulness that he was
    Hebrew Proverb

  • Q25
    It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.
    J.K. Rowling

  • Q26
    I fall asleep in the full and certain hope
    That my slumber shall not be broken;
    And that, though I be all-forgetting,
    Yet shall I not be all-forgotten,
    But continue that life in the thoughts and deeds
    of those I have loved.
    Samuel Butler

  • Q27
    Say not 'Good-night' but in some brighter clime,
    bid me 'Good-morning.'
    Anna Laetitia Barbauld

  • Q28
    Some are bound to die young
    By dying young a person stays young
    in people's memory.
    If he burns brightly before he dies,
    his brightness shines for all time

  • Q29
    Sometimes, when one person is absent,
    the whole world seems depopulated
    Allphonse de Lamartine

  • Q30
    The comfort of having a friend may be taken away,
    but not that of having had one.

  • Q31
    Grief is the price we pay for love
    Queen Elizabeth II

  • Q32
    Anything that is of value in life
    only multiplies when it is given.
    Deepak Chopra
  • Q33
    Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is
    a mystery and today is a gift,
    which is why it is called the present.
    What the caterpillar perceives is the end;
    to the butterfly is just the beginning.
    Everything that has a beginning has an ending.
    Make your peace with that and all will be well
    Buddhist Saying

  • Q34
    Cowards die many times before their deaths:
    The valiant never taste of death but once.
    William Shakespeare

  • Q35
    Death is the veil which those who live call life:
    They sleep, and it is lifted.
    Percy Blysshe Shelley

  • Q36
    I submit to you that if a man
    hasn't discovered something
    he will die for,
    he isn't fit to live.
    Martin Luther King Jr

  • Q37
    Who knows when the end is reached?
    Death may be the beginning of life.
    How do I know that love of life is not a
    delusion after all?
    How do I know that he who dreads
    to die is as a child who has lost the
    way and cannot find his way home?
    How do I know that the dead repent of
    having previously clung to life?
    Chuang Tse

  • Q38
    Perhaps passing through the gates of death
    is like passing quietly through the gate
    in a pasture fence. On the other side,
    you keep walking, without the need to
    look back. No shock, no drama, just the
    lifting of a plank or two in a simple
    wooden gate in a clearing.
    Neither pain, nor floods of light, nor great voices,
    but just the silent crossing of a meadow.
    Mark Helprin

  • Q39
    We sometimes congratulate ourselves
    at the moment of waking from a troubled dream;
    it may be so the moment after death.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Q40
    If death could be seen as a beautiful
    clear lake, refreshing and buoyant,
    then when a consciousness moves towards
    its exit from a body there would be that
    delightful plunge and it would simply swim away.
    Pat Rodegast

  • Q41
    In the godforsaken,
    obscene quicksand of life,
    there is a deafening alleluia
    rising from the souls
    of those who weep,
    and of those who weep
    with those who weep.
    If you watch, you will see
    The hand of God putting the stars back
    in their skies one by one.
    Ann Weems

  • Q42
    I do not want the peace
    which passeth understanding,
    I want the understanding
    which bringeth peace.
    Helen Keller

  • Q43
    The people who pretend that dying
    is rather like strolling into the next room
    always leave me unconvinced.
    Death, like birth,
    must be a tremendous event.
    J. B. Priestley

  • Q44
    Tis after death that we measure men.
    James Barron Hope

  • Q45
    'Tis the maddest trick a man
    can ever play in his whole life,
  • to let his breath sneak out of his body
    without any more ado,
    and without so much as a rap o'er the pate,
    or a kick of the guts;
    to go out like the snuff of a farthing candle,
    and die merely of the mulligrubs, or the sullens.
    Miguel De Cervantes

  • Q46
    A belief in hell and the knowledge
    that every ambition is doomed
    to frustration at the hands of a skeleton
    have never prevented the majority
    of human beings from
    as though death were no more
    than an unfounded rumor.
    Aldous Huxley

  • Q47
    A considerable percentage
    of the people we meet on the street
    are who are empty inside,
    that is, they are actually already dead.
    It is fortunate for us that we do not see
    and do not know it.
    If we knew what a number of people
    are actually dead and what a number
    of these dead people govern our lives,
    we should go mad with horror.
    George Gurdjieff

  • Q48
    A dead atheist
    is someone who is all dressed up
    with no place to go.
    James Duffecy

  • Q49
    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.
    Steward Alsop

  • Q50
    A few can touch the magic string,
    and noisy fame is proud to win them:
    Alas for those that never sing,
    but die with all their music in them!
    Oliver Wendell Holmes

  • Q51
    A fiction about soft or easy deaths
    is part of the mythology of most diseases
    that are not considered shameful or demeaning.
    Susan Sontag

  • Q52
    A good man dies when a boy goes wrong.

  • Q53
    A human act once set in motion flows
    on forever to the great account.
    Our deathlessness is in what we do,
    not in what we are.
    George Meredith

  • Q54
    A man does not die of love
    or his liver or even of old age;
    he dies of being a man.
    Percival Arland Ussher

  • Q55
    A person doesn't die when he should
    but when he can.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  • Q56
    A punishment to some,
    to some a
    and to many a favor.

  • Q57
    A useless life is an early death.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

  • Q58
    A wooden bed is better than a golden coffin.
    Russian Proverb

  • Q59
    After life's fitful fever he sleeps
    Treason has done his worst.
    Nor steel nor poison,
    malice domestic, foreign levy,
    nothing can touch him further.
    William Shakespeare

  • Q60
    After your death
    you will be what you were
    before your birth.
    Arthur Schopenhauer

  • Q61
    Against you I will fling myself,
    unvanquished and unyielding, O Death!
    Virginia Woolf

  • Q62
    Alas, I am dying beyond my means.
    Oscar Wilde

  • Q63
    In three words
    I can sum up everything
    I've learned about life:
    it goes on.
    Robert Frost

  • Q64
    Do not dwell in the past,
    do not dream of the future,
    concentrate the mind
    on the present moment.

  • Q65
    A life spent making mistakes
    is not only more honorable,
    but more useful
    than a life spent doing nothing.
    George Bernard Shaw
  • Q66
    All life is an experiment.
    The more experiments you make the better.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Q67
    A man who dares to waste one hour of time
    has not discovered the value of life.
    Charles Darwin
  • Q68
    Don't go around saying
    the world owes you a living.
    The world owes you nothing.
    It was here first.
    Mark Twain

  • Q69
    I still find each day too short
    for all the thoughts I want to think,
    all the walks I want to take,
    all the books I want to read,
    and all the friends I want to see.
    John Burroughs
  • Q70
    Any idiot can face a crisis
    - it's day to day living that wears you out.
    Anton Chekhov

  • Q71
    When I stand before God
    at the end of my life,
    I would hope that I would not
    a single bit of talent left,
    and could say,
    'I used everything you gave me'.
    Erma Bombeck

  • Q72
    A man sooner or later
    that he is the master-gardener
    of his soul,
    the director of his life.
    James Allen

  • Q73
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no one's definition of your life;
    define yourself.
    Harvey Fierstein

  • Q74
    Believe that life is worth living
    and your belief will help create the fact.
    William James

  • Q75
    Every man dies.
    Not every man really lives.
    William Wallace

  • Q76
    I have a simple philosophy:
    Fill what's empty.
    Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.
    Alice Roosevelt Longworth

  • Q77
    All the art of living lies in a fine mingling
    of letting go and holding on.
    Havelock Ellis

  • Q78
    A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.
    Carl Sandburg

  • Q79
    I arise in the morning
    torn between a desire to improve the world
    and a desire to enjoy the world.
    This makes it hard to plan the day.
    E. B. White

  • Q80
    Change your life today.
    Don't gamble on the future,
    act now, without delay.
    Simone de Beauvoir

  • Q81
    You will never be happy
    if you continue to search
    for what happiness consists of.
    You will never live if you are looking
    for the meaning of life.
    Albert Camus

  • Q82
    Life is a dream for the wise,
    a game for the fool,
    a comedy for the rich,
    a tragedy for the poor.
    Sholom Aleichem

  • Q83
    Go confidently
    in the direction of your dreams.
    Live the life you have imagined.
    Henry David Thoreau

  • Q84
    Don't let life discourage you;
    everyone who got where he is
    had to begin where he was.
    Richard L. Evans

  • Q85
    Don't go through life,
    grow through life.
    Eric Butterworth

  • Q86
    He who has a why to live
    can bear almost any how.
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • Q87
    Every creature is better alive than dead,
    men and moose and pine trees,
    and he who understands it aright
    will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
    Henry David Thoreau

  • Q88
    Everything has been figured out,
    except how to live.
    Jean-Paul Sartre

  • Q89
    A person will sometimes devote all his life
    to the development of one part of his body
    - the wishbone.
    Robert Frost

  • Q90
    Only a life lived for others
    is a life worthwhile.
    Albert Einstein

  • Q91
    Life is like dancing.
    If we have a big floor,
    many people will dance.
    Some will get angry when the rhythm changes.
    But life is changing all the time.
    Miguel Angel Ruiz

  • Q92
    I do not regret one moment of my life.
    Lillie Langtry

  • Q93
    A healthful hunger for a great idea
    is the beauty and blessedness of life.
    Jean Ingelow

  • Q94
    Here is the test to find whether your mission
    on Earth is finished:
    if you're alive, it isn't.
    Richard Bach

  • Q95
    Life is really simple,
    but we insist on making it complicated.

  • Q96
    I think I've discovered the secret of life
    - you just hang around until you get used to it.
    Charles M. Schulz

  • Q97
    Everything in life is luck.
    Donald Trump

  • Q98
    Begin at once to live,
    and count each separate day
    as a separate life.

  • Q99
    My formula for living is quite simple.
    I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night.
    In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
    Cary Grant

  • Q100
    Fortunately analysis is not the only way
    to resolve inner conflicts.
    Life itself still remains
    a very effective therapist.
    Karen Horney

  • Q101
    Life consists not in holding good cards
    but in playing those you hold well.
    Josh Billings

  • Q102
    It is not length of life, but depth of life.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson