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Suicide Quotes


These are some of the best 'Suicide' quotations and sayings.

Against self-slaughter there is a prohibition so divine that cravens my weak hand.

He is not valiant that dares die, but he that boldly bears calamity.

I have a hundred times wished that one could resign life as an officer resigns a commission.

I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide; for the man is effectually destroyed, though the appetites of the brute may survive.

It is cowardice to commit suicide.

Men would not be so hasty to abandon the world either as monks or as suicides, did they but see the jewels of wisdom and faith which are scattered so plentifully along its paths; and lacking which no soul can come again from beyond the grave to gather.

O deaf to nature and to Heaven's command, against thyself to lift the murdering hand! - Oh, damned despair, to shun the living light, and plunge thy guilty soul in endless night!

Suicide is a crime the most revolting to the feelings; nor does any reason suggest itself to our understanding by which it can be justified. It certainly originates in that species of fear which we denominate poltroonery. For what claim can that man have to courage who trembles at the frowns of fortunes? True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life in whatever shape they may challenge him to combat.

Suicide is not a remedy.

Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live.

The dread of something after death puzzles the will, and makes us rather bear the ills we have, than fly to others that we know not of.

The miserablest day we live there is many a better thing to do than die.

The relatives of a suicide always take it in bad part, that he did not remain alive out of consideration for the family dignity.

There are some vile and contemptible men who, allowing themselves to be conquered by misfortune, seek a refuge in death.

There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession. See quote detail

Those men who destroy a healthful constitution of body by intemperance as manifestly kill themselves as those who hang, or poison, or drown themselves.

To die in order to avoid anything that is evil and disagreeable, is not the part of a brave man, but of a coward; for it is cowardice to shun the trials and crosses of life, not undergoing death because it is honorable, but to avoid evil.

What a folly it is to dread the thought of throwing away life at once, and yet have no regard to throwing it away by parcels and piecemeal?

When all the blandishments of life are gone the coward sneaks to death; the brave lives on.