Thursday, 1 June 2017


Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back. - Marcus Aurelius

Death strips all men of dignity. - Tobsha Learner

Death submits to no one. - Homer

Death takes no bribes. - Benjamin Franklin

Death was far more certain than God. - Graham Greene

Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life. - Bertolt Brecht

Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfilment. - Dag Hammarskjold

Dying is like coming to the end of a long novel – you only regret it if the ride was enjoyable and left you wanting more. - Jerome P. Crabb

Dying men think of funny thingsp – and that's what we all are here, aren't we? Dying men? - Tad Williams

Dying seems less sad than having lived too little. - Gloria Steinem

Each departed friend is a magnet that attracts us to the next world. - Jean Paul Richter

Every loss which we incur leaves behind it vexation in the memory, save the greatest loss of all, that is, death, which annihilates the memory, together with life. - Leonrdo da Vinci

For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come! - William Shakespeare

Graveyards remind us of the vanity of all human endeavour. - Ivan Klima

He that begins to live, begins to die. - Francis Quarles

He that shrinks from the grave with too great a dread, has an invisible fear behind him pushing him into it. - Christian Nestell Bovee

He who fears death dies every time he thinks of it. - Stanislas I

How wonderful is Death, Death and his brother Sleep! - Percy Bysshe Shelley

I don't know what's waiting for us when we die – something better, something worse. I only know I'm not ready to find out yet. - Charles de Lint

If you don't know how to die, don't worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don't bother your head about it. - Montaigne

In the end, living is defined by dying. Bookended by oblivion, we are caught in the vice of terror, squeezed to bursting by the approaching end. - Bernard Beckett

Is death the last sleep? No – it is the last and final awakening. - Sir Walter Scott

It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a happy tune. - Woody Allen

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