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83 Death Quotes

He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend - provided, of course, that he really is dead.

Voltaire Quotes

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Call no man happy till he is dead.

Aeschylus Quotes , Source: Agamemnon (938), earliest reference

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But when the sun in all his state, Illumed the eastern skies, She passed through glory's morning gate, And walked in Paradise.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich Quotes , Source: A Death Bed

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He who died at Azan sends This to comfort all this friends: Faithful friends! It lies I know Pale and white and cold as snow; And ye say, "Abdallah's dead!" Weeping at the feet and head. I can see your falling tears, I can hear your sighs and prayers; Yet I smile and whisper this: I am not the thing you kiss. Cease your tears and let it lie; It was mine--it is not I.

Edwin Arnold Quotes , Source: He Who Died at Azan

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Her cabin'd ample spirit, It fluttered and fail'd for breath; Tonight it doth inherit The vasty hall of death.

Matthew Arnold Quotes , Source: Requiescat

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Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.

Matthew Arnold Quotes , Source: Requiescat

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What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.

Matthew Arnold Quotes , Source: Requiescat

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It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Essays--Of Death

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Death is the universal salt of states; Blood is the base of all things--law and war.

Philip James Bailey Quotes , Source: Festus (sc. A Country Town)

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So fades a summer cloud away; So sinks the gale when storms are o'er; So gently shuts the eye of day; So dies a wave along the shore.

Mrs. Anna Letitia Barbauld Quotes , Source: The Death of the Virtuous

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We must all die! All leave ourselves, it matters not where, when, Nor how, so we die well; and can that man that does so Need lamentation for him?

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: Valentinian (act IV, sc. 4)

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A man's dying is more the survivors' affair than his own.

Thomas Mann Quotes

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From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.

Edvard Munch Quotes

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To die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Death of one's own free choice, death at the proper time, with a clear head and with joyfulness, consummated in the midst of children and witnesses: so that an actual leave-taking is possible while he who is leaving is still there.

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

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There are so many little dyings that it doesn't matter which of them is death.

Kenneth Patchen Quotes

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Boy, when you are dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a god dam cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you are dead? Nobody.

J. D. Salinger Quotes

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They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.

Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

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The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca Quotes

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Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.

Alice Walker Quotes

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Don't strew me with roses after I'm dead. When Death claims the light of my brow No flowers of life will cheer me: instead You may give me my roses now!

Thomas F. Healey Quotes

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In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave.

John James Ingalls Quotes

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It is never death because they live in your heart foever.

Lauren Quotes

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One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything, except a good reputation.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

Winston Churchill Quotes

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Go thou, deceased, to this earth which is a mother, and spacious and kind. May her touch be soft like that of wool, or a young woman, and may she protect thee from the depths of destruction. Rise above him, O Earth, do not press painfully on him, give him good things, give him consolation, as a mother covers her child with her cloth, cover thou him.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: Vedic Funeral Rite, quoted in the "New York Times" on the death of Buffalo Bill

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