It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.

Epicurus
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It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace.

Anna Akhmatova
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John Candy knew he was going to die. He told me on his 40th birthday. He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.

Maureen O'Hara
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Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.

Quintus Ennius
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Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.

Alice Walker
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Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful it happens in that order.

David Gerrold
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Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn.

B. R. Hayden
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Man always dies before he is fully born.

Erich Fromm
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Man dies of cold, not of darkness.

Miguel de Unamuno
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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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