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To leave is to die a little... one leaves behind a little of oneself at any hour, at any place.

Death is the only inescapable, unavoidable, sure thing. We are sentenced to die the day we're born.
Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. Its their way of falling.
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men all live in a city without walls.
The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
Let death be daily before your eyes, and you will never entertain any abject thought, nor too eagerly covet anything.
Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I think everything will be alright.
And what the dead had no speech for, when living, they can tell you, being dead: the communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.
A dead atheist is someone who is all dressed up with no place to go.
Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place.
Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, and yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
The fear of death is worse than death.
I'd rather die while I'm living then live while I'm dead.
Though it be in the power of the weakest arm to take away life, it is not in the strongest to deprive us of death.
How long after you are gone will ripples remain as evidence that you were cast into the pool of life?
Most of us die with much of our beautiful music still in us, un-sung, un-played.
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. [Matthew 10:28]
Loss and possession, Death and life are one. There falls no shadow where There shines no sun.
Death is the great adventure beside which moon landings and space trips pale into insignificance.
Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.
The best place a person can die, is where they die for others.
There are three kinds of death in this world. There's heart death, there's brain death, and there's being off the network.
I don't believe in an after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear.
Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.
Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror.
In any man who dies there dies with him, his first snow and kiss and fight. Not people die but worlds die in them.
Death the last voyage, the longest, and the best.
Take care of your of your life and the Lord will take of your death.
A good man dies when a boy goes wrong.
When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did -- in his sleep. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car.
Except for the young or very happy, I can't say I am sorry for anyone who dies.
For the dead there are no more toils.
Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent.
The weariest and most loathed worldly life, that age, ache, penury and imprisonment can lay on nature is a paradise, to what we fear of death.
Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening.
What shall he fear that does not fear death.
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.
You just can't complain about being alive. It's self-indulgent to be unhappy. [When asked how she has coped since husband's death.]
Not by lamentations and mournful chants ought we to celebrate the funeral of a good man, but by hymns, for in ceasing to be numbered with mortals he enters upon the heritage of a diviner life.

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