Death is nature's way of telling you to slow down.
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.
Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.
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
O eloquent, just, and mightie Death! whom none could advise, thou hast
persuaded; what none hath dared.
-Sir Walter Raleigh
Tis after death that we measure men.
--James Barron Hope
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man
knows that it may not be the greatest good.
Death--the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
To stop sinning suddenly.
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.
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.
The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure
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
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.
He that lives to forever, never fears dying.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three
How frighteningly few are the persons whose death would spoil our
appetite and make the world seem empty.