Quotes: Death

(everyone's destiny)

1. The end of life; the total and permanent cessation of all the vital functions of an organism.
2. The state of being dead.
3. The destruction or extinction of something.


Did you hear about the despondent cockroach who committed insecticide?
—S. Friedman

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
—Joseph Stalin (1879-1953), Soviet Union Dictator

Stalin eliminated political opponents in a series of purges and caused nationwide famine with his collectivist agricultural policy; thus, the basis for his quote when someone mentioned all of the thousands of people who died during his purges and other severe policies.

Links to quotations units. Other Quotes, Quotation Units.