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Quotations about death and dying

"You better enjoy livin' baby, 'cause dying is a pain in the ass" 
   -- Frank Sinatra (1915-1998).

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Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural 
fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
-Francis Bacon

Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.
-Bishop Hall

Sleep is a death; oh, make me try 
     By sleeping what it is to die, 
     And as gently lay my head 
     On my grave as now my bed! 
-Sir Thomas Browne

It's not that I'm afraid to die.  I just don't want to be there when it
 -- Woody Allen

Bad grammar is the leading cause
of slow, painful death in North America
-Dave Barry

Q:      Do you know what the death rate around here is?
A:      One per person.

Death is nature's way of telling you to slow down.
-A.E. Newman

If you can survive death, you can probably survive anything.
-Maxwell Smart

He that is not guilty of his own death shortens not his own life.

Who chants a doleful hymn to his own death?

And death makes equal the high and low.
-John Heywood

O eloquent, just, and mightie Death! whom none could advise, thou hast 
persuaded; what none hath dared,
-Sir Walter Raleigh

In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither 
rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave. 
     --John James Ingalls

Tis after death that we measure men. 
     --James Barron Hope

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. 
     --A. Sachs

I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the 
great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. 
     --Winston Churchill

Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man 
knows that it may not be the greatest good. 
     --William Mitford

Death--the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening. 
     --Walter Scott

To stop sinning suddenly. 
     --Elbert Hubbard

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. 
     --Mark Twain

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. 
     --Henry Van Dyke

Now comes the mystery. 
     --Henry Ward Beecher

A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor. 

I look upon life as a gift from God. I did nothing to earn it. Now that 
the time is coming to give it back, I have no right to complain. 
     --Joyce Cary

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

We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of 
the human race: he brought death into the world. 
     --Mark Twain

Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names. 

Don't strew me with roses after I'm dead.
When Death claims the light of my brow
No flowers of life will cheer me: instead
You may give me my roses now! 
     --Thomas F. Healey

I never think he is quite ready for another world who is altogether weary 
of this. 
     --Hugh Hamilton

God's finger touched him, and he slept. 
     --Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have 
nothing whatever to do with it. 
     --W. Somerset Maugham

He that lives to forever, never fears dying. 
     --William Penn

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three 
parts dead. 
     --Bertrand Russell

How frighteningly few are the persons whose death would spoil our 
appetite and make the world seem empty. 
     --Eric Hoffer

Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it. 
     --William Shakespeare

Most people would rather die than think: many do. 
     --Bertrand Russell


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