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O eloquent, just, and mighty Death! whom none could advise, thou hast persuaded; what none hath dared, thou hast done; and whom all the world hath flattered, thou only hath cast out of the world and despised. Thou hast drawn together all the far-stretched greatness, all the pride, cruelty, and ambition of man, and covered it all over with these two narrow words, Hic jacet!

I am going to seek a great purpose, draw the curtain, the farce is played.
Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death.
O how small a portion of earth will hold us when we are dead, who ambitiously seek after the whole world while we are living.
He has gone over to the majority.
Die, my dear doctor! That's the last thing I shall do!
He that lives to forever, never fears dying.
We all of us waited for him to die. The family sent him a check every month, and hoped he'd get on with it quietly, without too much vulgar fuss.
So that he seemed not to relinquish life, but to leave one home for another.
I hate funerals and would not attend my own if it could be avoided, but it is well for every man to stop once in a while to think of what sort of a collection of mourners he is training for his final event.
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent, a day's march nearer home.
Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
If you don't know how to die, don't worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don't bother your head about it.
It is not death that alarms me, but dying.
Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good.
I want death to find me planting my cabbage
How gladly would I meet mortality, my sentence, and be earth in sensible! how glad would lay me down, as in my mother's lap! There I should rest, and sleep secure.
The world is the mirror of myself dying.
Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.
A human act once set in motion flows on forever to the great account. Our deathlessness is in what we do, not in what we are.
Some dying men are the most tyrannical; and certainly, since they will shortly trouble us so little for evermore, the poor fellows ought to be indulged.
At birth man is offered only one choice --the choice of his death. But if this choice is governed by distaste for his own existence, his life will never have been more than meaningless.
It is simply untrue that all our institutions are evil that all politicians are mere opportunists, that all aspects of university life are corrupt. Having discovered an illness, it's not terribly useful to prescribe death as a cure.
Either he's dead or my watch has stopped.
The grave's a fine and private place, but none, I think, do there embrace.
A person doesn't die when he should but when he can.
Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament.
We begin to die as soon as we are born, and the end is linked to the beginning.
The only religious way to think of death is as part and parcel of life.
There is no such thing as death. In nature nothing dies. From each sad remnant of decay, some forms of life arise so shall his life be taken away before he knoweth that he hath it.
Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die.
At death we cross from one territory to another, but we'll have no trouble with visas. Our representative is already there, preparing for our arrival. As citizens of heaven, our entrance is incontestable.
The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.
Life is the jailer, death the angel sent to draw the unwilling bolts and set us free.
I stay a little longer, as one stays, to cover up the embers that still burn.
The course of my long life hath reached at last in fragile bark over a tempestuous sea the common harbor, where must rendered be account for all the actions of the past.

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