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I am dying with the help of too many physicians.
Alexander the Great

At sixty, I, Dionysios of Tarsos, lie here -- not having married and wishing my father hadn't.
Dionysios of Tarsos

Hail Caesar! Those about to die salute you!
Gladiators' salutation

Here lies an honest lawyer -- that is Strange.
Epitaph of Sir John Strange

Good Americans, when they die, go to Paris.
Thomas Appleton

Men fear death, as children fear to go into the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
Francis Bacon

When you have told someone you have left him a legacy, the only decent thing to do is to die at once.
Samuel Butler

Don't wait for the Last Judgement. It takes place every day.
Albert Camus

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.
Winston Churchill

It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest, that I go to, than I have ever known.
Charles Dickens

Here lies my wife; here let her lie!
Now she's at rest, and so am I.
John Dryden

All my possessions for a moment of time.
Elizabeth I

Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life.
Charles Frohman

Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.
Joseph Hall

Well, I've had a happy life.
William Hazlitt

God will pardon me. It is His trade.
Heinrich Heine

I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.
Thomas Hobbes

Death... It's the only thing we haven't succeeded in completely vulgarizing.
Aldous Huxley

So here it is at last, the distinguished thing.
Henry James

I am able to follow my own death step by step. Now I move softly towards the end.
John XXIII

If the death penalty is to be abolished, let the murderers take the first step.
Alphonse Karr

Die, my dear doctor, that's the last thing I shall do!
Lord Palmerston

We shall die on our own.
Blaise Pascal

He has gone to the majority.
Petronius

Anyone can stop a man's life but no one his death; a thousand doors open on to it.
Seneca

God's finger touched him, and he slept.
Alfred Tennyson

Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home.
Francis Bacon

Death does not surprise a wise man, he is always ready to leave.
Jean de la Fontaine



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