death

A Quote by Agnes de Mille on art, darkness, death, and life

Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.

Agnes de Mille (1908 -)

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A Quote by Aesop on death

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Better to die once and for all, than live in continual terror.

Aesop (620 - 560 BC)

Source: Aesop’s Fables

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A Quote by Aesop on death, destruction, foolishness, justice, and pleasure

Aesop, that master storyteller of old, told this fable: A jar of honey was upset in a housekeeper's room, and a number of flies were attracted by its sweetness. Placing their feet in it, the flies ate greedily. Their feet, however, became so smeared with honey that they could not use their wings, nor release themselves, and they were suffocated. Just as they were dying, they exclaimed: "Oh, foolish creatures that we are, for the sake of a little pleasure we have destroyed ourselves."

Aesop (620 - 560 BC)

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A Quote by Aesop on cowardice, death, and insults

Only cowards insult dying majesty.

Aesop (620 - 560 BC)

Source: The Eagle And The Arrow

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A Quote by Aeschylus on death, fate, and tyranny

Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: quoted in Agamemnon, I, 1364

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A Quote by Aeschylus on death, gifts, heaven, persuasion, praise, and sacrifice

Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts: Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed By hymns of praise. From him alone of all The powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: fragment 146

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A Quote by Aeschylus on art, death, and pain

O Death the Healer, scorn thou not, I pray, To come to me: of cureless ills thou art The one physician. Pain lays not its touch Upon a corpse.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: fragment 250

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A Quote by Aeschylus on death

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Death is better, a milder mover; for what thing without Zeus is done among mortals?

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Agamemnon, 1364

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on anguish, danger, death, good, guilt, love, shame, sharing, and soul

But if you ever come to a road where danger; Or guilt or anguish or shame's to share. Be good to the lad who loves you true, And the soul that was born to die for you; And whistle and I'll be there.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on death, lies, life, men, and shame

Here dead lie we because we did not choose To live and shame the land from which we sprung Life to be sure, is nothing much to lose; But young men think it is, and we were young.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

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