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He is half of a blessed man. Left to be finished by such as she; and she a fair divided excellence, whose fullness of perfection lies in him.

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

It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

Not by lamentations and mournful chants ought we to celebrate the funeral of a good man, but by hymns, for in ceasing to be numbered with mortals he enters upon the heritage of a diviner life.

Plutarch (46-120) Greek essayist, and biographer.

Man is always looking for someone to boast to; woman is always looking for a shoulder to put her head on.

Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic.

The cocks may crow, but it's the hen that lays the egg.

Margaret Thatcher (1925-?) British statewoman.


Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.

A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect a lover -- but will sooner or later find a tyrant.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.

I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.

Diane Ackerman (1948-?) American poet, writer and naturalist.

I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.

Clarence S. Darrow (1857-1938) American lawyer

Dying is a wild night and a new road.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.