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Quotes about death
A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation, not on death, but on life."
Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death."
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist."
The knowledge of death, and of its terrors, is one of the first acquisitions made by man, in consequence of his deviating from the animal state."
Few people know death, we only endure it, usually from determination, and even from stupidity and custom; and most men only die because they know not how to prevent dying."
Those who are condemned to death affect sometimes a constancy and contempt for death which is only the fear of facing it; so that one may say that this constancy and contempt are to their mind what the bandage is to their eyes."
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other."
Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative."
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."
There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life's highest, most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death."
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death."