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Now I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.

O death! We thank thee for the light that thou wilt shed upon our ignorance.

On death and judgment, heaven and hell, who oft doth think, must needs die well.

One may live as a conqueror, a king, or a magistrate; but he must die a man. The bed of death brings every human being to his pure individuality, to the intense contemplation of that deepest and most solemn of all relations - the relation between the creature and his Creator.

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.

Strange - is it not? - that of the myriads who Before us passed the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the road Which to discover we must travel too.

Suicide is man's way of telling God, "You can't fire me - I quit."

Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar When I put out to sea.

The air is full of farewells to the dying, and mournings for the dead.

The ancients dreaded death: the Christian can only fear dying. See quote detail

The ancients feared death; we, thanks to Christianity, fear only dying.

The chamber where the good man meets his fate is privileged beyond the common walk of virtuous life, quite on the verge of heaven.

The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.

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

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.

The good die first; and they whose hearts are dry as summer dust burn to the socket.

The idea is to die young as late as possible.

The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.


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