It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
I would rather die standing than live on my knees!
I would rather die standing up, than live life on my knees.
But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.
A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die.
So far it's very hard to prove that joining Europe or joining any other international organisation could change their lives for better.
If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss; and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honor.
The king must die so that the country can live.
Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.
To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
Better a living beggar than a buried emperor.
What we live by we die by.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?
You purchase pain with all that joy can give, and die of nothing but a rage to live.
I don't believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It's a mean thing, life.
I want to have the fun of doing anime and I love anime, but I can't do storyboards because I can't really draw and that's what they live and die on.
When it comes to controlling human beings, there is no better instrument than lies. Because you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.
While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.
Better not to exist than live basely.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.