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A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation, not on death, but on life."
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics
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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."
Arthur Schopenhauer
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Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist."
Epicurus
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The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated."
Mark Twain
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As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death."
Leonardo da Vinci - Codex Trivulzianus
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He who has but a moment to live,
Has no longer anything to dissemble."

Philippe Quinault
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Sleep and Death are twin brothers."
Homer - Iliad
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Neither the sun nor death can be looked at without winking."
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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The day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying."
Jean Cocteau
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One cannot judge a life by any less true measure than death."
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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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."
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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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."
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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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."
Francis Bacon
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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."
Alfred Adler
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Death is not the worst that can happen to men."
Plato
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The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."
Albert Einstein
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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."
Soren Kierkegaard
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Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go."
Jean de La Fontaine
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