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83 Death Quotes

My situation is a solemn one. Life is offered to me on condition of eating beefsteaks. But death is better than cannibalism. My will contains directions for my funeral, which will be followed not by mourning coaches, but by oxen, sheep, flocks of poultry, and a small traveling aquarium of live fish, all wearing white scarf's in honor of the man who perished rather than eat his fellow creatures.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.

John Taylor Quotes

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I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.

Mark Twain Quotes

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If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?

Chuck Palahniuk Quotes

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Every man dies - Not every man really lives.

William Ross Wallace 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Somewhere, in desolate, wind-swept space, In twilight land, in no man's land, Two hurrying shapes met face to face And bade each other stand. "And who are you?" cried one, a-gape, Shuddering in the glimmering light. "I know not," said the second shape, "I only died last night."

Thomas Bailey Aldrich Quotes , Source: Identity

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We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.

David Sarnoff Quotes

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All say, 'How hard it is that we have to die' - a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.

Mark Twain Quotes

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A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man.

Percival Arland Ussher Quotes

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A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.

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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