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Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Why is it that we rejoice at birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity.
For he who lives more lives than one: More deaths than one must die.
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box.
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.
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.
Life is a dream walking death is a going home.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
Alas, I am dying beyond my means.
One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.
I want to be all used up when I die.
Annihilation has no terrors for me, because I have already tried it before I was born --a hundred million years --and I have suffered more in an hour, in this life, than I remember to have suffered in the whole hundred million years put together. There was a peace, a serenity, an absence of all sense of responsibility, an absence of worry, an absence of care, grief, perplexity; and the presence of a deep content and unbroken satisfaction in that hundred million years of holiday which I look back upon with a tender longing and with a grateful desire to resume, when the opportunity comes.
Most people would rather die than think: many do.
The hour of departure has arrived and we go our ways; I to die, and you to live. Which is better? Only God knows.
Death -- the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
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.
Who is mightier than death? Those who can smile when death threatens.
Death always comes too early or too late.
Death is a shadow that always follows the body.
We never become really and genuinely our entire and honest selves until we are dead -- and not then until we have been dead years and years. People ought to start dead and then they would be honest so much earlier.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
We come and cry and that is life, we cry and go and that is death.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.
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.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.
We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world.
Death is not a period, but a comma in the story of life.
Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it.
I care not, a man can die but once; we owe God and death.
We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance.
Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
Death twitches my ear. Live, he says, I am coming.
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.
One approaches the journey's end. But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.

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