Definition of die

"die" in the noun sense

1. die, dice

a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces used in gambling to generate random numbers

2. die

a device used for shaping metal

3. die

a cutting tool that is fitted into a diestock and used for cutting male (external) screw threads on screws or bolts or pipes or rods

"die" in the verb sense

1. die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it

pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

"She died from cancer"

"The children perished in the fire"

"The patient went peacefully"

"The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

2. die

suffer or face the pain of death

"Martyrs may die every day for their faith"

3. die

be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame

"I was dying with embarrassment when my little lie was discovered"

"We almost died laughing during the show"

4. fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down

stop operating or functioning

"The engine finally went"

"The car died on the road"

"The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"

"The coffee maker broke"

"The engine failed on the way to town"

"her eyesight went after the accident"

5. die

feel indifferent towards

"She died to worldly things and eventually entered a monastery"

6. die

languish as with love or desire

"She dying for a cigarette"

"I was dying to leave"

7. die, die out

cut or shape with a die

"Die out leather for belts"

8. die

to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player

9. die, pall, become flat

lose sparkle or bouquet

"wine and beer can pall"

10. die

disappear or come to an end

"Their anger died"

"My secret will die with me!"

11. die

suffer spiritual death be damned (in the religious sense

"Whosoever..believes in me shall never die"

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Quotations for die

The die is cast. [ The exclamation of Caesar as he crossed the Rubicon, Suetonius ]

Let us do or die. [ Campbell or Burns ]

Let me die in peace. [ Voltaire ]

We were born to die. [ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act 3. Sc. 4 ]

Let us die resisting! [ French ]

Tis more brave
To live, than to die. [ Lord Lytton ]

Principles cannot die. [ Wade Hampton ]

A man can die but once. [ William Shakespeare ]

Cause not a tree to die. [ King of Siam ]

I was born an American;
I live an American;
I shall die an American. [ Daniel Webster ]

Of young men die many,
Of old men escape not any. [ Proverb ]

Let me die facing the enemy. [ Bayard ]

More die by food than famine. [ Proverb ]

Music, where soft voices die.
Vibrates in the memory. [ Shelley ]

Give me the eloquent cheek,
When blushes burn and die,
Like thine its changes speak,
The spirit's purity. [ Mrs. Osgood ]

I will die in the last ditch. [ William of Orange ]

If you trust before you try,
You may repent before you die. [ Proverb ]

Underneath this stone doth lie
As much beauty as could die;
Which in life did harbour give
To more virtue than doth live. [ Jonson, on Elizabeth, Countess of Rutland ]

Let thy vices die before thee. [ Franklin ]

Die of a rose in aromatic pain. [ Pope ]

Ah, the souls of those that die
Are but sunbeams lifted higher. [ Longfellow ]

My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began,
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die. [ Wordsworth ]

Let all live as they would die. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

If thou canst not suffer - die! [ A. de Musset ]

Young men may die, old men must. [ Proverb ]

Even what is beautiful must die. [ Friedrich Schiller ]

Asses die, and wolves bury them. [ Proverb ]

It is so beautiful to die young! [ Andre Chenier ]

In bed we laugh, in bed we cry;
And born in bed, in bed we die;
The near approach a bed may show
Of human bliss to human woe. [ Isaac De Benserade ]

To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die. [ Thomas Campbell ]

Is it then so sad a thing to die? [ Virgil ]

There is a tear for all who die,
A mourner over the humblest grave. [ Byron ]

The wolf must die in his own skin. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

There is a tear for all that die;
A mourner over the humblest grave. [ Byron ]

Tremble, ye tyrants; ye cannot die. [ Delille ]

Is it then so very dreadful to die? [ Virgil ]

But whether on the scaffold high,
Or in the battle's van,
The fittest place where man can die
Is where he dies for man. [ Michael J. Barry ]

He that is once born once must die. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

One common fate we both must prove;
You die with envy, I with love. [ Gay ]

Man begins to die before he is born. [ Proverb ]

The young may die, but the old must! [ Longfellow ]

Thus let me live, unseen, unknown.
Thus unlamented let me die;
Steal from the world, and not a stone
Tell where I lie. [ Pope ]

Troops of heroes undistinguished die. [ Addison ]

Song forbids victorious deeds to die. [ Schiller ]

The envious will die, but envy never. [ Moliere ]

The wind breath'd soft a lover's sigh,
And, oft renew'd, seem'd oft to die
With breathless pause between,
O who, with speech of war and woes,
Would wish to break the soft repose
Of such enchanting scene! [ Scott ]

Absurdities die of self-strangulation. [ Haliburton ]

It is as natural to die as to be born. [ Proverb ]

Dust, to its narrow house beneath!
Soul, to its place on high!
They that have seen thy look in death,
No more may fear to die. [ Mrs. Hemans ]

They that die by famine die by inches. [ Matthew Henry ]

'Tis immortality to die aspiring,
As if a man were taken quick to heaven. [ Geo. Chapman ]

It is infamy to die, and not be missed. [ Carlos Wilcox ]

He that lives on hope will die fasting. [ Franklin ]

Better die a beggar than live a beggar. [ Proverb ]

He that will be served must be patient. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright,
The bridal of the earth and sky.
The dew shall weep thy fall tonight;
For thou must die. [ Herbert ]

The laws sometimes sleep, but never die. [ Law Maxim ]

No young man believes he shall ever die. [ John Hazlitt ]

First our pleasures die - and then
Our hopes, and then our fears - and when
These are dead, the debt is due.
Dust claims dust - and we die too. [ Shelley ]

They that live longest must die at last. [ Proverb ]

He begins to die that quits his desires. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

He eats in plate, but will die in irons. [ Proverb ]

True love's the gift which God has given
To man alone beneath the heaven;
It is not fantasy's hot fire,
Whose wishes, soon as granted, fly;
It liveth not in fierce desire,
With dead desire it doth not die;
It is the secret sympathy.
The silver link, the silken tie.
Which heart to heart, and mind to mind,
In body and in soul can bind. [ Walter Scott ]

Thy thoughts to nobler meditations give,
And study how to die, not how to live. [ Lord Lansdowne ]

One of the heavenly days that cannot die. [ Wordsworth ]

You will scratch a beggar before you die. [ Proverb ]

For me to live is Christ, to die is gain. [ Bible ]

When he is forsaken, Withered and shaken.
What can an old man do but die? [ Hood ]

The sweat of industry would dry, and die,
But for the end it works to. [ William Shakespeare ]

Ay, but to die, and go we know not where;
To lie in cold obstruction and to rot. [ William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure ]

As soon as a man is born he begins to die. [ German Proverb ]

He that lives upon hopes will die fasting. [ Benjamin Franklin ]

Covetous men live drudges to die wretches. [ Proverb ]

It is solitude should teach us how to die. [ Byron ]

Cowards fear to die; but courage stout,
Rather than live in snuff, will be put out. [ Sir Walter Raleigh ]

When you die your trumpeter will be buried. [ Proverb ]

Wisdom views with an indifferent eye
All finite joys, all blessings born to die. [ Hannah More ]

The passions do not die out; they burn out. [ Ninon de Lenclos ]

It is better to live rich than to die rich. [ Johnson ]

Flowers spring up unsown and die ungathered. [ Bryant ]

We ought to die when we are no longer loved. [ Mme. Sophie Gray ]

There are few die well that die in a battle. [ William Shakespeare ]

That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty; violets dim.
But sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes.
Or Cytherea's breath; pale primroses,
That die unmarried ere they can behold
Bright Phoebus in his strength - a malady
Most incident to maids; bold oxlips and
The crown-imperial; lilies of all kinds,
The flower-de-luce being one! [ William Shakespeare ]

What can they suffer that do not fear to die? [ Plutarch ]

We cannot enjoy a friend here.
If we are to meet it is beyond the grave.
How much of our soul a friend takes with him!
We half die in him. [ William Ellery Channing ]

What a pity is it
That we can die but once to save our country! [ Joseph Addison ]

We begin not to live, till we are fit to die. [ Proverb ]

Great deeds cannot die;
They with the sun and moon renew their light,
For ever blessing those that look on them. [ Alfred Tennyson ]

And so sepulchred in such pomp dost lie;
That kings for such a tomb would wish to die. [ Milton ]

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting;
The soul that rises with us, our life's Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And Cometh from afar;
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness.
But trailing clouds of glory, do we come
From God, who is our home.
Heaven lies about us in our infancy.
* * * * * *
At length the man perceives it die away.
And fade into the light of common day. [ Wordsworth ]

The old horse must die in somebody's keeping. [ Proverb ]

Live long and happy, and in that thought die;
Glad for what was. [ Robert Browning ]

Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die. [ Young ]

It is true fortitude to stand firm against
All shocks of fate, when cowards faint and die
In fear to suffer more calamity. [ Massinger ]

To grow old at court, and die in the hospital. [ Proverb ]

Sorrows must die with the joys they outnumber. [ Schiller ]

To die, - to sleep, -
No more; - and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to. [ William Shakespeare ]

That's the greatest torture souls feel in hell.
In hell, that they must live, and cannot die. [ John Webster ]

Dew-drops, Nature's tears, which she
Sheds in her own breast for the fair which die.
The sun insists on gladness; but at night,
When he is gone, poor Nature loves to weep. [ Bailey ]

I shall despair. There is no creature loves me;
And if I die, no soul shall pity me:
Nay, wherefore should they, since that I myself
Find in myself no pity to myself? [ William Shakespeare ]

In the land of promise a man may die of hunger. [ Dutch Proverb ]

It is Hard, even to the most miserable, to die. [ Proverb ]

These taught us how to live; and (oh, too high
The price for knowledge!) taught us how to die. [ Thomas Tickell ]

I live.
But live to die: and living, see no thing
To make death hateful, save an innate clinging,
A loathsome and yet all invincible
Instinct of life, which I abhor, as I
Despise myself, yet cannot overcome -
And so I live. [ Byron ]

To die is landing on some silent shore.
Where billows never break nor tempests roar;
Ere well we feel the friendly stroke 'tis over. [ Sir Samuel Garth ]

Let wealth and commerce, laws and learning die,
But leave us still our old nobility. [ Lord J. Manners ]

An emperor ought to die at his post (standing). [ Vespasian ]

The best-concerted schemes men lay for fame.
Die fast away; only themselves die faster.
The far-famed sculptor, and the laurelled bard,
Those bold insurancers of deathless fame,
Supply their little feeble aids in vain. [ Blair ]

Whom the gods love die young, was said of yore. [ Byron ]

And softened sounds along the waters die:
Smooth flow the waves, the zephyrs gently play. [ Pope ]

To live thy better, let thy worst thoughts die. [ Sir Walter Raleigh ]

The summer's flower is to the summer sweet,
Though to itself it only live and die;
But if that flower with base infection meet.
The basest weed outbraves its dignity:
For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds;
Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds. [ William Shakespeare ]

Let me die to the sounds of the delicious music. [ Mirabeau ]

The soul, immortal as its sire, shall never die. [ Montgomery ]

No great man is ordained to die a natural death. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

Death cannot come
To him untimely who is fit to die;
The less of this cold world, the more of heaven;
The briefer life, the earlier immortality. [ Millman ]

O love, they die, in yon rich sky.
They faint on hill or field or river:
Our echoes roll from soul to soul.
And grow forever and forever.
Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying,
And answer, echoes, answer, dying, dying, dying. [ Tennyson ]

Great deeds immortal are - they cannot die,
Unscathed by envious blight or withering frost,
They live, and bud, and bloom; and men partake
Still of their freshness, and are strong thereby. [ Aytoun ]

He hath lived ill that knows not how to die well. [ Proverb ]

To die at the command of another is to die twice. [ Syrus ]

We must be free or die, who speak the tongue
That Shakespeare spake; the faith and morals hold
Which Milton held! [ Wordsworth ]

Cowards die many times before their deaths:
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
Will come when it will come. [ William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar ]

Do not, for ever, with thy veiled lids
Seek for thy noble father in the dust;
Thou knowst 'tis common; all that lives must die.
Passing through nature to eternity. [ William Shakespeare ]

It is sweet and glorious to die for one's country. [ Horace ]

We leave more to do when we die than we have done. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Critics on verse, as squibs on triumphs wait.
Proclaim their glory, and augment the state;
Hot, envious, noisy, proud, the scribbling fry
Burn, hiss, and bounce, waste paper, ink, and die. [ Young ]

I know of nobody that has a mind to die this year. [ Proverb ]

A mere madness to live like a wretch and die rich. [ Burton ]

Why dost thou heap up wealth, which thou must quit,
Or what is worse, be left by it?
Why dost thou load thyself when thou 'rt to fly.
Oh, man! ordained to die?
Why dost thou build up stately rooms on high,
Thou who art under ground to lie?
Thou sow'st and plantest, but no fruit must see.
For death, alas! is reaping thee. [ Cowley ]

The fountain of my heart dried up within me, -
With nought that loved me, and with nought to love,
I stood upon the desert earth alone.
And in that deep and utter agony,
Though then, then even most unfit to die
I fell upon my knees and prayed for death. [ Maturin ]

Love's arms were wreathed about the neck of Hope,
And Hope kiss'd Love, and Love drew in her breath
In that close kiss and drank her whispered tales.
They say that Love would die when Hope was gone.
And Love mourned long, and sorrowed after Hope;
At last she sought out Memory, and they trod
The same old paths where Love had walked with Hope,
And Memory fed the soul of Love with tears. [ Tennyson ]

O happiness! our being's end and aim!
Good, pleasure, ease, content! whatever thy name;
That something still which prompts the eternal sigh
For which we bear to live, or dare to die. [ Pope ]

Good men must die, but death cannot kill them quite. [ Proverb ]

As soon as we have learned how to live, we must die. [ Alfred Bougeart ]

He that lives a knave will hardly die an honest man. [ Proverb ]

He that lives with the muses shall die in the straw. [ Proverb ]

We pass our life in deliberation, and we die upon it. [ Pasquier Quesnel ]

We turn to dust, and all our mightiest works die too. [ Cowper ]

Immortality alone could teach this mortal how to die. [ D. M. Mulock ]

Behold, we live through all things, - famine, thirst,
Bereavement, pain; all grief and misery.
All woe and sorrow; life inflicts its worst
On soul and body, - but we cannot die.
Though we be sick, and tired, and faint, and worn, -
Lo, all things can be borne! [ Elizabeth Akers Allen ]

He that will not live a saint can never die a martyr. [ Proverb ]

Too busy with the crowded hour to fear to live or die. [ Emerson ]

He is miserable that dies not before he desires to die. [ Proverb ]

Give me the eloquent cheek, where blushes burn and die. [ Mrs. Osgood ]

No worth, known or unknown, can die even on this earth. [ Carlyle ]

It is not I who die, when I die, but my sin and misery. [ Gotthold ]

When beggars die, there are no comets seen;
The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes. [ William Shakespeare ]

To have to die is a distinction of which no man is proud. [ Alexander Smith ]

He that bestows but a bone on you would not have you die. [ Proverb ]

Go steal a horse, and then you'll die without being sick. [ Proverb ]

Better die outright than be all one's life long in terror. [ Aesop ]

He a beast doth die that hath done no good to his country. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed. [ Proverb ]

All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity. [ Shakespeare ]

I must in face of the storm think, live, and die as a king. [ Frederick the Great ]

He that marries before he is wise will die before he thrive. [ Scotch Proverb ]

Grieve not that I die young.
Is it not well to pass away ere life has lost its brightness? [ Lady Flora Hastings ]

One of the few, the immortal names, that were not born to die. [ Halleck ]

No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you. [ Job, in Bible ]

No man can either live piously or die righteous without a wife. [ Richter ]

It is unmistakable madness to live in poverty only to die rich. [ Juvenal ]

Death, as the psalmist saith, is certain to all; all shall die. [ William Shakespeare ]

How many deaths must he die, that lives till he desires to die! [ Proverb ]

Strange an astrologer should die without one wonder in the sky. [ Swift ]

Live virtuously, and you cannot die too soon nor live too long. [ Lady R. Russel ]

He'll rather die with thirst than take the pains to draw water. [ Proverb ]

To study philosophy is nothing but to prepare one's self to die. [ Cicero ]

All the passions die with the years; self-love alone never dies. [ Voltaire ]

He that will do thee a good turn, either he will be gone or die. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Teach him how to live, And, oh? still harder lesson! how to die. [ Bishop Porteus ]

He that hath a will to die by himself. Fears it not from another. [ William Shakespeare ]

Many men kill themselves for love, but many more women die of it. [ Lemontey ]

I never saw a man die of hunger, but thousands die of overfeeding. [ Spanish Proverb ]

Jealousy is always born with love but does not always die with it. [ La Rochefoucauld ]

Whether your time calls you to live or die, do both like a prince. [ Sir P. Sidney ]

Consider, I'm a peer of the realm, and I shall die if I don't talk. [ Reynolds ]

We see roses die and revive again; it is not so with our fine days. [ Charleval ]

Better far to die in the old harness than to try to put on another. [ Josiah Gilbert Holland (pseudonym Timothy Titcomb) ]

Faith and hope themselves shall die, while deathless charity remains. [ Prior ]

If I die tomorrow, my life will be somewhat the sweeter for knowledge. [ Owen Feltham ]

Death is as the foreshadowing of life. We die that we may die no more. [ Hooker ]

Distress is virtue's opportunity: we only live to teach us how to die. [ Southern ]

It were well to die if there be gods, and sad to live if there be none. [ Marcus Antoninus ]

I have set my life upon a cast, and I will stand the hazard of the die. [ Shakespeare ]

He that finds something before it is lost will die before he falls ill. [ Dutch Proverb ]

No man should be afraid to die, who hath understood what it is to live. [ Proverb ]

A man as he manages himself may die old at thirty and a child at eighty. [ Proverb ]

Live virtuously, my lord, and you cannot die too soon, nor live too long. [ Lady Rachel Russell ]

The religion that fosters intolerance needs another Christ to die for it. [ Beecher ]

The roots of the deepest love die in the heart, if not tenderly cherished. [ Herder ]

In order to do great things, we should live as though we were never to die. [ Vauvenargues ]

Kings and mightiest potentates must die, For that's the end of human misery. [ William Shakespeare ]

We must laugh before we are happy, lest we should die without having laughed. [ La Bruyere ]

If I must die, I will encounter darkness as a bride, and hug it in mine arms. [ William Shakespeare ]

Those who live on vanity must not unreasonably expect to die of mortification. [ Mrs. Ellis ]

Only in the loves we have for others than ourselves, can we truly live or die. [ Phillips Brooks ]

One may live as a conquerer, a king, or a magistrate; but he must die as a man. [ Daniel Webster ]

In order to do great things, it is necessary to live as if one was never to die. [ Vauvenargues ]

He that will lose his friend for a jest deserves to die a beggar by the bargain. [ Thomas Fuller ]

Let no man fear to die, we love to sleep all, And death is but the sounder sleep. [ Beaumont ]

Before old age, it was my chief care to live well; in old age, it is to die well. [ Seneca ]

We are born but to die (die in being born), and our end hangs on to our beginning. [ Manilius ]

Wives must have their wills, while they live; because they make none, when they die. [ Proverb ]

When we die, we shall find we have not lost our dreams; we have only lost our sleep. [ Richter ]

The good die first; and they whose hearts are dry as summer dust burn to the socket. [ Wordsworth ]

When good Americans die they go to Paris, when bad Americans die they go to America. [ Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance ]

When I lived, I provided for everything but death; now I must die, and am unprepared. [ Caesar Borgia ]

That one man should die ignorant who had capacity for knowledge, this I call tragedy. [ Carlyle ]

Earthly pride is like a passing flower, that springs to fall and blossoms but to die. [ Kirke White ]

It is sweet to die young! It is sweet to render to God a life still full of illusions! [ A. Chenier ]

He is greedy of life who is not willing to die when the world is perishing around him. [ Seneca ]

Pearly pride is like the passing flower, that springs to fall, and blossoms but to die. [ H. K. White ]

The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend as to find a friend worth dying for. [ Kames ]

I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition. [ Voltaire ]

Melodies die out, like the pipe of Pan, with the ears that love them and listen for them. [ George Eliot ]

How sweet, though lifeless, yet with life to lie; and without dying, oh, how sweet to die! [ John Wolcott ]

The time will come to every human being when it must be known how well he can bear to die. [ Johnson ]

Life is a kind of sleep: old men sleep longest, nor begin to wake but when they are to die. [ De La Bruyere ]

Cold in the dust this perished heart may lie, but that which warmed it once shall never die. [ Campbell ]

It is wiser to run away when there is no remedy, than to stay and die in the field foolishly. [ Proverb ]

That there should one man die ignorant who had capacity for knowledge, this I call a tragedy. [ Carlyle ]

Those who give not till they die show that they would not then if they could keep it any longer. [ Bishop Hall ]

We gladden our eyes with the beauty of flowers; yet in one short morning they die and pass away. [ Saigiyo ]

We hope to grow old, and yet we fear old age; that is, we are willing to live, and afraid to die. [ La Bruyfere ]

Superstitions would soon die out if so many old women would not act as nurses to keep them alive. [ Punch ]

To a father, when his child dies, the future dies; to a child, when his parents die, the past dies. [ Auerbach ]

We have been thrust into the world - we know not why; and we must die to become - we know not what. [ Mme. d'Albany ]

To die, I own, is a dread passage - terrible to nature, chiefly to those who have, like me, been happy. [ Thomson ]

Men in general do not live as if they looked to die; and therefore do not die as if they looked to live. [ Manton ]

The premeditation of death is the premeditation of liberty; he who has learnt to die has forgot to serve. [ Montaigne ]

It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other. [ Bacon ]

If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself. [ H. W. Shaw ]

Cares are often more difficult to thrown off than sorrows; the latter die with time, the former grow upon it. [ Richter ]

Arms, ye men, bring me arms! their last day summons the vanquished. We shall never all die unavenged this day. [ Virgil ]

Violent delights have violent ends, and in their triumph die; like fire and powder, which as they kiss consume. [ William Shakespeare ]

Beautiful are the roses of your youth; but time destroys them; only talents, only virtue age not and never die. [ Pfeffel ]

Death is dreadful to the man whose all is extinguished with his life; but not to him whose glory never can die. [ Cicero ]

Louis XVI knew only how to love, pardon, and die; had he known how to punish, he would have known how to reign. [ Tilly ]

Madness is the last stage of human debasement. It is the abdication of humanity. Better to die a thousand times! [ Napoleon ]

All mankind is one of these two cowards - either to wish to die when he should live, or live when he should die. [ Sir Robert Howard ]

One who is contented with what he has done will never become famous for what he will do. He has lain down to die. [ C. N. Bovee ]

It is no happiness to live long, nor unhappiness to die soon; happy is he that hath lived long enough to die well. [ Quarles ]

To wait for what never comes, to lie abed and not sleep, to serve and not be advanced, are three things to die of. [ Italian Proverb ]

If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it; that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die. [ William Shakespeare ]

Die two months ago, and not forgotten yet? Then there's hope a great man's memory may outlive his life half a year. [ William Shakespeare ]

In observing the world's movements, the most melancholy man would become merry, and Heraclitus would die of laughter. [ Chamfort ]

It is silliness to live when to live is a torment; and then we have a prescription to die when death is our physician. [ William Shakespeare ]

When our friends die, in proportion as we loved them, we die with them - we go with them. We are not wholly of the earth. [ William Ellery Channing ]

Some men are so covetous, as if they were to live forever; and others so profuse, as if they were to die the next moment. [ Aristotle ]

To continue eternally young is, as poets write, the highest bliss of life; wouldst thou attain to it, thou must die young. [ Rückert ]

Since every man that lives is born to die, and none can boast sincere felicity, with equal minds what happens let us bear. [ Dryden ]

Stern fate and time will have their victims; and the best die first, leaving the bad still strong, though past their prime. [ Ebenezer Elliott ]

We are for the most part but the contemporaries of happiness. It is spoken of about us, but we die without having known it. [ O. Firmez ]

Let us live like those who expect to die, and then we shall find that we feared death only because we were unacquainted with it. [ William Wake ]

Calumny is a vice of curious constitution; trying to kill it keeps it alive; leave it to itself and it will die a natural death. [ Thomas Paine ]

A library is a precious catacomb, wherein are embalmed and preserved imperishably the great minds of the dead who will never die. [ Chatfield ]

Have I a religion, have I a country, have I a love, that I am ready to die for? are the first trial questions to itself of a true soul. [ John Ruskin ]

It is the secret of the world that all things subsist, and do not die, but only retire a little from sight, and afterwards return again. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

To be impatient at the death of a person concerning whom it was certain he must die is to mourn because thy friend was not born an angel. [ Jeremy Taylor ]

When you have got so much true knowledge as is worth fighting for, you are bound to fight or to die for it, but not to debate about it any more. [ John Ruskin ]

Would you console yourself when you die for parting from those with whom you liked to live? Think that they will be soon consoled for your death.

Relations are simply a tedious pack of people who haven't got the remotest knowledge of how to live, nor the smallest instinct about when to die. [ Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest ]

They who are most weary of life, and yet are most unwilling to die, are such who have lived to no purpose, - who have rather breathed than lived. [ Lord Clarendon ]

How beautiful it is for a man to die on the walls of Zion! to be called like a watch-worn and weary sentinel, to put his armor off, and rest in heaven. [ N. P. Willis ]

Cullen whispered in his last moments: I wish I had the power of writing or speaking, for then I would describe to you how pleasant a thing it is to die. [ Dr. Derby ]

Die when I may, I want it said of me, by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower when I thought a flower would grow. [ Lincoln ]

Nature intends that, at fixed periods, men should succeed each other by the instrumentality of death. We shall never outwit Nature; we shall die as usual. [ Fontenelle ]

There is nothing of evil in life for him who rightly comprehends that death is no evil; to know how to die delivers us from all subjection and constraint. [ Montaigne ]

We die every day; every moment deprives us of a portion of life and advances us a step toward the grave; our whole life is only a long and painful sickness. [ Massillon ]

A man would live in Italy (a place of pleasure), but he would choose to die in Spain (where they say the Catholic religion is professed with great strictness). [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Nature glories in death more than in life. The month of departure is more beautiful than the month of coming.... Every green thing loves to die in bright colours. [ Ward Beecher ]

He that would die well must always look for death, every day knocking at the gates of the grave; and then the grave shall never prevail against him to do him mischief. [ Jeremv Taylor ]

Few people know death, we only endure it, usually from determination, and even from stupidity and custom; and most men only die because they know not how to prevent dying. [ La Rochefoucauld ]

Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained love will die at the roots. [ Hawthorne ]

The junk you collect today is the garbage your children have to deal with after you die. Don't burden them with this. They have their own lives to live. Don't make garbage your legacy.

He that always waits upon God is ready whenever He calls. Neglect not to set your accounts even; he is a happy man who so lives as that death at all times may find him at leisure to die. [ Owen Feltham ]

The present is withered by our wishes for the future; we ask for more air, more light, more space, more fields, a larger home. Ah! does one need so much room to love a day, and then to die? [ E. Souvestre ]

Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever does or can die; but all is still here, and, recognized or not, lives and works through endless changes. [ Carlyle ]

Grief is a flower as delicate and prompt to fade as happiness. Still, it does not wholly die. Like the magic rose, dried and unrecognizable, a warm air breathed on it will suffice to renew its bloom. [ Mme. de Gasparin ]

At the last, when we die, we have the dear angels for our escort on the way. They who can grasp the whole world in their hands can surely also guard our souls, that they make that last journey safely. [ Luther ]

The prayers of a mother do not die when she dies, and the real heart and its sinless sympathies are never buried in the tomb; her love is purer and warmer now, for it comes from the sainted spirit shore. [ A. W. Mangum ]

All life is surrounded by a great circumference of death; but to the believer in Jesus, beyond this surrounding death is a boundless sphere of life. He has only to die once to be done with death forever. [ James Hamilton ]

Beautiful it is to understand and know that a thought did never yet die; that as thou, the originator thereof, hast gathered it and created it from the whole past, so thou wilt transmit to the whole future. [ Carlyle ]

Most women spend their lives in robbing the old tree from which Eve plucked the first fruit. And such is the attraction of this fruit, that the most honest woman is not content to die without having tasted it. [ O. Feuillet ]

If I were a writer of books, I would compile a register, with the comment of the various deaths of men; and it could not but be useful, for who should teach men to die would at the same time teach them to live. [ Montaigne ]

When a woman's heart is touched, when it is moved by love, then the electric spark is communicated and the fire of inspiration kindled: but even then she desires no more than to suffer or to die for what she loves. [ Countess Hahn-Hahn ]

It is the law of fate that we shall live in part by our own efforts, but in the greater part by the help of others; and that we shall also die in part for our own faults, but in the greater part for the faults of others. [ John Ruskin ]

I seek in the reading of my books only to please myself by an irreproachable diversion; or if I study it is for no other science than that which treats of the knowledge of myself, and instructs me how to die and live well. [ Montaigne ]

It is right that man should love those who have offended him. He will do so when he remembers that all men are his relations, and that it is through ignorance and involuntarily that they sin, - and then we all die so soon. [ Marcus Aurelius ]

The great difficulty is first to win a reputation; the next to keep it while you live; and the next to preserve it after you die, when affection and interest are over, and nothing but sterling excellence can preserve your name. [ B. R. Haydon ]

There is a mental fatigue which is a spurious kind of remorse, and has all the anguish of the nobler feeling. It is an utter weariness and prostration of spirit, a sickness of heart and mind, a bitter longing to lie down and die. [ Miss M. E. Braddon ]

Cast forth thy act, thy word, into the ever-living, ever-working universe. It is a seed-grain that cannot die; unnoticed today, it will be found flourishing as a banyan-grove, perhaps, alas! as a hemlock forest, after a thousand years. [ Carlyle ]

There is nothing like youth. The middle aged are mortgaged to Life. The old are in Life's lumber-room. But youth is the Lord of Life. Youth has a kingdom waiting for it. Every one is born a king, and most people die in exile, like most kings. [ Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance ]

To die, and thus avoid poverty or love, or anything painful, is not the part of a brave man, but rather of a coward; for it is cowardice to avoid trouble, and the suicide does not undergo death because it is honorable, but in order to avoid evil. [ Aristotle ]

A blushing young damsel of 109 has just died at Mallow, Ireland. She had been an ardent smoker of twist tobacco for 81 years, and finally died in the bloom of her youth. To make matters worse, she was an orphan. Those who do not wish to die young should make a note of this. [ Tobacco Jokes For Smoking Folks, 1888 ]

The birds of the air die to sustain thee; the beasts of the field die to nourish thee; the fishes of the sea die to feed thee. Our stomachs are their common sepulchre. Good God! with how many deaths are our poor lives patched up! how full of death is the life of momentary man! [ Quarles ]

The failure of his mind in old age is often less the result of natural decay than of disuse. Ambition has ceased to operate; contentment brings indolence: indolence, decay of mental power, ennui, and sometimes death. Men have been known to die, literally speaking, of disease induced by intellectual vacancy. [ Sir Benjamin Brodie ]

It unfortunately happens that no man believes that he is likely to die soon. So every one is much disposed to defer the consideration of what ought to be done on the supposition of such an emergency; and while nothing is so uncertain as human life, so nothing is so certain as our assurance that we shall survive most of our neighbors. [ Aughey ]

Men that look no further than their outsides, think health an appurtenance unto life, and quarrel with their constitutions for being sick; but I that have examined the parts of man, and know upon what tender filaments that fabric hangs, do wonder that we are not always so; and considering the thousand doors that lead to death, do thank my God that we can die but once. [ Sir Thomas Browns ]

Necessary or Essential? Necessary signifies not to be departed from, and is a general and an indefinite term. The essential contains that essence or property which cannot be omitted. It is necessary for men to die. Exercise is essential to the preservation of health. There is an essential difference between gold and silver. Here we could not properly use necessary for essential. [ Pure English, Hackett And Girvin, 1884 ]

Where are Shakespeare's imagination, Bacon's learning, Galileo's dream? Where is the sweet fancy of Sidney, the airy spirit of Fletcher, and Milton's thought severe? Methinks such things should not die and dissipate, when a hair can live for centuries, and a brick of Egypt will last three thousand years. I am content to believe that the mind of man survives, somehow or other, his clay. [ Barry Cornwall ]

After all there is a weariness that cannot be prevented. It will come on. The work brings it on. The cross brings it on. Sometimes the very walk with God brings it on, for the flesh is weak; and at such moments we hear softer and sweeter than it ever floated in the wondrous air of Mendelssohn, O rest in the Lord, for it has the sound of an immortal requiem: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, for they rest from their labors. [ James Hamilton ]

A town, before it can be plundered and deserted, must first be taken; and in this particular Venus has borrowed a law from her consort Mars. A woman that wishes to retain her suitor must keep him in the trenches; for this is a siege which the besieger never raises for want of supplies, since a feast is more fatal to love than a fast, and a surfeit than a starvation. Inanition may cause it to die a slow death, but repletion always destroys it by a sudden one. [ Colton ]

Once when I was in Hawaii, on the island of Kauai, I met a mysterious old stranger. He said he was about to die and wanted to tell someone about the treasure. I said, Okay, as long as it's not a long story. Some of us have a plane to catch, you know. He started telling his story, about the treasure and his life and all, and I thought: This story isn't too long. But then, he kept going, and I started thinking, Uh-oh, this story is getting long. But then the story was over, and I said to myself: You know, that story wasn't too long after all. I forget what the story was about, but there was a good movie on the plane. It was a little long, though. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]

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