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For he who lives more lives than one, more deaths than one must die.

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

God's finger touched him, and he slept.

He who always waits upon God, is ready whensoever he calls. - He is a happy man who so lives that death at all times may find him at leisure to die.

He who should teach men to die, would, at the same time, teach them to live.

He whom the gods love, dies young.

Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.

How old the world is! I walk between two eternities... What is my fleeting existence in comparison with that decaying rock, that valley digging its channel ever deeper, that forest that is tottering and those great masses above my head about to fall? I see the marble of tombs crumbling into dust; and yet I don't want to die! See quote detail

How shocking must thy summons be, O death, to him that is at ease in his possessions! who, counting on long years of pleasure here, is quite unfurnished for the world to come.

I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.

I am dying, Egypt, dying.

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

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.

I know of but one remedy against the fear of death that is effectual and that will stand the test either of a sick-bed, or of a sound mind - that is, a good life a clear conscience, an honest heart, and a well-ordered conversation; to carry the thoughts of dying men about us and so to live before we die as we shall wish we had when we come to it.

I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.

If Socrates died like a philosopher, Jesus Christ died like a God.

If thou expect death as a friend, prepare to entertain him; if as an enemy, prepare to overcome him. - Death has no advantage except when he comes as a stranger.

In the midst of life we are in death.

Is death the last sleep? No, it is the last and final awakening.

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


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