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Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.

George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.

Thank Heaven! the crisis --The danger, is past, and the lingering illness, is over at last --, and the fever called ''Living'' is conquered at last.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845) American poet, critic, and short-story writer.

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


Those to whom we say farewell, are welcomed by others.

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Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.

Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832) British clergyman, sportsman and author.

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 (1874-1965) British politician.

He has outsoared the shadow of our night; envy and calumny and hate and pain, and that unrest which men miscall delight, can touch him not and torture not again; from the contagion of the world's slow stain, he is secure.

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) English poet.

When it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down, I shall do so with thankfulness and fatigue, and whatever be my destiny afterward, I shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honor. It is human at least, if not divine.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895) Scottish essayist, poet and novelist.