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" My objection to the death penalty is based on the idea that this is a democracy, and in a democracy the government is me, and if the government kills somebody then I'm killing somebody. "
" I've said this over and over, but I'll say it a million more times - I'm concerned more about the death of a bee than I am about terrorism. Because we're losing hives and bees by the millions because of such strong pesticides. "
" My sister is a mess. I love her to death, but she is a mess. "
" All architects want to live beyond their deaths. "
" In Christ we see a maturity of love that flowers in self-sacrifice and forgiveness; a maturity of power that never swerves from the ideal of service; a maturity of goodness that overcomes every temptation, and, of course, we see the ultimate victory of life over death itself. "
" Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up. "
" I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived. "
" The lessons I learned from my mother and her friends have guided me through death, birth, loss, love, failure, and achievement, on to a Fulbright scholarship and Harvard Business School. They taught me to believe that anything was possible. They have proven to be the strongest family values I could ever have imagined. "
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
" Everybody dies. There's no avoiding it, and I do not believe for one second that butter is the cause of anyone's death. Overeating may be, but not butter, please. I just feel bad for people who make that mistake. "
" Death's in the good-bye. "
" I believe in the Prince of Peace. I believe that War is Murder. I believe that armies and navies are at bottom the tinsel and braggadocio of oppression and wrong, and I believe that the wicked conquest of weaker and darker nations by nations whiter and stronger but foreshadows the death of that strength. "
W. E. B. Du Bois
" I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty. "
" When a president makes life and death decisions, he should draw strength and wisdom from broad and deep experience with the reasons for and the risks of committing our children to our defense. For no matter how many others are involved in the decision, the president is a lonely man in a dark room when the casualty reports come in. "
" Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death. "
" None of us, in our culture of comfort, know how to prepare ourselves for dying, but that's what we should do every day. Every single day, we die a thousand deaths. "
Joni Eareckson Tada
" After your death you will be what you were before your birth. "
" Surely martyrs, irrespective of the special phase of the divine idea for which they gladly give up their bodies to torture and to death, are the truest heroes of history. "
Katharine Lee Bates
" I don't fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach. "
" Grumbling is the death of love. "
" Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity. "
" Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death, reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior. "
" No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa. "
" It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death. "
" To have the truth in your possession you can be found guilty, sentenced to death. "
" When I die, I'm leaving my body to science fiction. "
" Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does. "
" Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. "
J. R. R. Tolkien
" Death surrenders us totally to God: it makes us enter into him; we must, in return, surrender ourselves to death with absolute love and self-abandonment since, when death comes, all we can do is to surrender ourselves completely to the domination and guidance of God. "
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
" O Death, rock me asleep, bring me to quiet rest, let pass my weary guiltless ghost out of my careful breast. "
" The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. "
" I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying. "