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Those to whom we say farewell, are welcomed by others.

If I had my life over again I should form the habit of nightly composing myself to thoughts of death. I would practice, as it were, the remembrance of death. There is no other practice which so intensifies life. Death, when it approaches, ought not to take one by surprise. It should be part of the full expectancy of life. Without an ever-present sense of death life is insipid. You might as well live on the whites of eggs.
When it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down, I shall do so with thankfulness and fatigue, and whatever be my destiny afterward, I shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honor. It is human at least, if not divine.
In my end is my beginning.
God's finger touched him and he slept.
Death is an endless night so awful to contemplate that it can make us love life and value it with such passion that it may be the ultimate cause of all joy and all art.
Do not go gentle into the good night. Old age should burn and rage at close of day.
Though lovers be lost love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.
At the moment of death there will appear to you, swifter than lightning, the luminous splendor of the colorless light of emptiness, and that will surround you on all sides. Terrified, you will flee from the radiance. Try to submerge it is an obstacle blocking the path of liberation. yourself in that light, giving up all belief in a separate self, all attachment to your illusory ego. Recognize that the boundless light of this true reality is your own true self, and you shall be saved!
I am ready to meet God face to face tonight and look into those eyes of infinite holiness, for all my sins are covered by the atoning blood.
Having seen and felt the end, you have willed the means to the realization of the end.
We fear not death. That gloomy night, that pale-faced moon, and the affrighted stars that hurried through the sky, can witness that we fear not death.
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world.
Death is not a period, but a comma in the story of life.
The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.
Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.
The miracle on earth are the laws of heaven.
It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them.
Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray.
I have made as much out of myself as could be made of the stuff, and no man should require more.
Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
Our last garment is made without pockets.
We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.
Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
Who is mightier than death? Those who can smile when death threatens.
Death is a distant rumor to the young.
Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality.
The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.
I can die when I wish to: that is my elixir of life.
Death always comes too early or too late.
Death is a shadow that always follows the body.
Death was afraid of him because he had the heart of a lion.
Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
If Nature denies eternity to beings, it follows that their destruction is one of her laws. Now, once we observe that destruction is so useful to her that she absolutely cannot dispense with it from this moment onward the idea of annihilation which we attach to death ceases to be real what we call the end of the living animal is no longer a true finish, but a simple transformation, a transmutation of matter. According to these irrefutable principles, death is hence no more than a change of form, an imperceptible passage from one existence into another.
Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him.
Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted.
Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent.
Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.
A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.
Death -- the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
Come he slow or come he fast. It is but death who comes at last.
What shall he fear that does not fear death.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colors of life in all their purity.
Thank Heaven! the crisis --The danger, is past, and the lingering illness, is over at last --, and the fever called Living is conquered at last.

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