Sleep is good, death is better; but of course, the best thing would to have never been born at all.
Sleep is lovely, death is better still, not to have been born is of course the miracle.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
In Italian there is an expression: We don't sleep on the fame.
To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death.
Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.
A useless life is an early death.
It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
It's such an act of optimism to get through a day and enjoy it and laugh and do all that without thinking about death. What spirit human beings have!
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.
I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.
An answer is always a form of death.
I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.
Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends and where the other begins?
When you make a drama, you spend all day beating a guy to death with a hammer, or what have you. Or, you have to take a bite out of somebody's face. On the other hand, with a comedy, you yell at Billy Crystal for an hour, and you go home.
He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.
A tragedy need not have blood and death; it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.
To know that everything we say and do to this new little human being may have a profound effect on him or her is a daunting obligation.
A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death.