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Mors sceptra ligonibus aequat. (Death levels sceptre and the law.) (Quote by - Unattributed Author)

Death's pale flag advanced in his cheeks. (Quote by - Unattributed Author)

Go thou, deceased, to this earth which is a mother, and spacious and kind. May her touch be soft like that of wool, or a young woman, and may she protect thee from the depths of destruction. Rise above him, O Earth, do not press painfully on him, give him good things, give him consolation, as a mother covers her child with her cloth, cover thou him. (Quote by - Unattributed Author)

Death is a black camel, which kneels at the gates of all. (Quote by - Unattributed Author)

Call no man happy till he is dead. (Quote by - Aeschylus)

But when the sun in all his state, Illumed the eastern skies, She passed through glory's morning gate, And walked in Paradise. (Quote by - Thomas Bailey Aldrich)

Somewhere, in desolate, wind-swept space, In twilight land, in no man's land, Two hurrying shapes met face to face And bade each other stand. "And who are you?" cried one, a-gape, Shuddering in the glimmering light. "I know not," said the second shape, "I only died last night." (Quote by - Thomas Bailey Aldrich)

The white sail of his soul has rounded The promontory--death. (Quote by - William Alexander, Earl of Stirling)

Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, Advanced a stage or two upon that road Which you must travel in the steps they trod. (Quote by - Aristophanes)

He who died at Azan sends This to comfort all this friends: Faithful friends! It lies I know Pale and white and cold as snow; And ye say, "Abdallah's dead!" Weeping at the feet and head. I can see your falling tears, I can hear your sighs and prayers; Yet I smile and whisper this: I am not the thing you kiss. Cease your tears and let it lie; It was mine--it is not I. (Quote by - Edwin Arnold)

Her cabin'd ample spirit, It fluttered and fail'd for breath; Tonight it doth inherit The vasty hall of death. (Quote by - Matthew Arnold)

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome. (Quote by - Matthew Arnold)

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. (Quote by - Matthew Arnold)

What then remains, but that we still should cry Not to be born, or being born to die. (Quote by - Matthew Arnold)

It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

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. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

Death is the universal salt of states; Blood is the base of all things--law and war. (Quote by - Philip James Bailey)

The death-change comes. Death is another life. We bow our heads At going out, we think, and enter straight Another golden chamber of the king's Larger than this we leave, and lovelier. And then in shadowy glimpses, disconnect, The story, flower-like, closes thus its leaves. The will of God is all in all. He makes, Destroys, remakes, for His own pleasure, all. (Quote by - Philip James Bailey)

So fades a summer cloud away; So sinks the gale when storms are o'er; So gently shuts the eye of day; So dies a wave along the shore. (Quote by - Mrs. Anna Letitia Barbauld)

It is only the dead who do not return. (Quote by - Bertrand Barere)

To die will be an awfully big adventure. (Quote by - Sir James Matthew Barrie)

But whether on the scaffold high, Or in the battle's van, The fittest place where man can die Is where he dies for man. (Quote by - Michael Joseph Barry)

Death hath so many doors to let out life. (Quote by - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher)

We must all die! All leave ourselves, it matters not where, when, Nor how, so we die well; and can that man that does so Need lamentation for him? (Quote by - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher)

The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness; and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all. (Quote by - Bible)


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