Death

Ferdinand Marcos Page

“We cannot and we will not negotiate with terrorists. We have nothing but contempt for them. To conciliate differences with these people without them changing their objectives is to condemn our Republic to ultimate strangulation and death.”

- Ferdinand Marcos

Source/Notes: Extemporaneous remarks during the Meeting with the Leaders of Regions I and II, Mansion House, Baguio City (15 March 1981)
Tecumseh Page

“When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.”

- Tecumseh

Bible Page

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”

- Bible

Source/Notes: Psalms 23:4–6
Voltaire Page

“I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.”

- Voltaire

Source/Notes: Attributed to Voltaire, but first used by Evelyn Beatrice Hall, writing under the pseudonym of Stephen G Tallentyre in the book "The Friends of Voltaire" (1906), as a summary of Voltaire's beliefs. Variant: "I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."
Arthur Schopenhauer Page

“Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

Source/Notes: Counsels and Maxim (1851), Vol. 2, Ch. 2: Our Relation To Ourselves

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Walter Scott Page

“Death - the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.”

- Walter Scott

Source/Notes: Originally: "The grave the last sleep? No; it is the last and final awakening." - May 13, 1827
Dylan Thomas Page

“They shall have stars at elbow and foot; Though they go mad they shall be sane, Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again; Though lovers be lost love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.”

- Dylan Thomas

Source/Notes: And Death Shall Have No Dominion, st. 1 (1943)
Henry David Thoreau Page

“On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend's life also, in our own, to the world.”

- Henry David Thoreau

Source/Notes: Journals (1838-1859), February 28, 1840
Desmond Tutu Page

“Good is stronger than evil; love is stronger than hate; light is stronger than darkness; life is stronger than death. Victory is ours, through him who loves us.”

- Desmond Tutu

Sun Tzu Page

“Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.”

- Sun Tzu

Source/Notes: The Art of War, Ch. 10

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Fred Shero Page

“We know that hockey is where we live, where we can best meet and overcome pain and wrong and death. Life is just a place where we spend time between games.”

- Fred Shero

Source/Notes: Jackson, Jim, Walking Together Forever: The Broad Street Bullies, Then and Now
Aneurin Bevan Page

“Soon, if we are not prudent, millions of people will be watching each other starve to death through expensive television sets.”

- Aneurin Bevan

Source/Notes: In Place of Fear, p. 192, 1952
Martin Luther Page

“In His death He is a sacrifice, satisfying for our sins; in the resurrection, a conqueror; in the ascension, a king; in the intercession, a high priest.”

- Martin Luther

Jim Morrison Page

“People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend.”

- Jim Morrison

Source/Notes: From the article "Jim Morrison: Ten Years Gone" by Lizze James - Creem Magazine, 1981. The interview published in the article was originally recorded in 1969.
Nelson Mandela Page

“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.”

- Nelson Mandela

Source/Notes: Long Walk to Freedom (1995)

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Evelyn Beatrice Hall Page

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

- Evelyn Beatrice Hall

Source/Notes: The Friends of Voltaire (1906)
Paulo Coelho Page

“Our life is a constant journey, from birth to death. The landscape changes, the people change, our needs change, but the train keeps moving. Life is the train, not the station. And what you're doing now isn't traveling, it's just changing countries, which is completely different”

- Paulo Coelho

Source/Notes: Aleph (2011)