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I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

To die is landing on some distant shore.

John Dryden (1631-1700) British poet, dramatist and critic.

Life is a dream walking death is a going home.

Chinese proverb

Death is a shadow that always follows the body.

English proverb

Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box.

Italian proverb


If we really think that home is elsewhere and that this life is a ''wandering to find home,'' why should we not look forward to the arrival?

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) Irish author and scholar.

The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.

Jean Paul (1763-1825) German novelist and humorist.

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

Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.

The undiscovered country form whose born no traveler returns. [Hamlet]

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

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

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) British logician and philosopher.