„Better to flee from death than feel its grip.“
Οὐ γάρ τις νέμεσις φυγέειν κακόν, οὐδ' ἀνὰ νύκτα. βέλτερον ὃς φεύγων προφύγῃ κακὸν ἠὲ ἁλώῃ.
„The premonition of death may for many be a stimulus to novelty of experience: the imminence of death serves to sweep away the inessential preoccupations for those who do not flee from the thought of death into triviality.“
— David Riesman American Sociologist 1909 - 2002
“Clinical and Cultural Aspects of the Aging Process,” p. 485
— Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935
Variant translation: Two armies that fight each other is like one large army that commits suicide.
— Husayn ibn Ali The grandson of Muhammad and the son of Ali ibn Abi Talib 626 - 680
Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.44 p. 192
— Russell T. Davies Screenwriter, former executive producer of Doctor Who 1963
Doctor Who Confidential Series 2, Episode 5, "Cybermen" http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential/index5.shtml (Doctor Who documentary series, 2005)
„Death is better than a vegetating ignorant life; it is better to die on the battle-field than to live a life of defeat.“
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
„Death is sweeter than continued life under tyranny.... Retaliation is a prescription from God.... We must rise up and kill those who kill us... Let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling.“
— Louis Farrakhan leader of the Nation of Islam 1933
August 15, 2015 http://www.wnd.com/wnd_video/farrakhan-retaliation-we-must-rise-up-and-kill-those-who-kill-us/
— Charlotte Brontë English novelist and poet 1816 - 1855
— Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719
Act I, scene iv.
— Georges Bataille French intellectual and literary figure 1897 - 1962
The Marquis de Sade, cited by Bataille in Erotism: Death and Sensuality