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.