Death Quotes, Dying, Bereavement, Grief, Solice

Cowards die many times before their deaths. The valiant never taste of death but once. - Shakespeare

The fear of death is called thanatophobia from Greek thanatos (death) and phobos (fear)

The fear of death things or things associated with death is called necrophobia from Greek nekros (corpse) and phobos (fear).

Sorrow enters my heart. I am afraid of death. Gligamesh

Death is swallowed up in victory.
O Death, where is your sting
O Death, where is your victory?
The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, who gives us victory
Through our Lord Christ Jesus.
Saint Paul, 1 Cor. 15:54, 55, 56, The Bible

Death is everything and death is nothing.

Counterfeit versions of immortality
"It is part of Epicurus’s  genius to have anticipated the contemporary view of the unconscious: he emphasized that death concerns are not conscious to most individuals but must be inferred by disguised manifestations: for example excessive religiosity, an all-consuming accumulation of wealth, and blind grasping for power and honors, all of which offer a counterfeit version of immortality." Dr. Irvin D. Yalom, Staring at the Sun

Death stinks. Gary Amirault

Many die so badly because they lived so badly

The fear of death is the mother of all phobias.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland

In the night of death, hope sees a star,
and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. ~Robert Ingersoll

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ~Kahlil Gibran

While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. ~John Taylor

Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains. ~Kahlil Gibran

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. ~Author Unknown

Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow. ~Rita Schiano, Sweet Bitter Love, 1997, published by The Reed Edwards Company

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. ~Author Unknown

Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. ~Emily Dickinson

Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity. ~Terri Guillemets

Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.
Aeschylus (525 BC - 456 BC), Agamemnon

Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.
Horace (65 BC - 8 BC), Odes

“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” Mohandas K. Gandhi

“It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up -- that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“A man's dying is more the survivors' affair than his own.” Thomas Mann

“Don't strew me with roses after I'm dead.
When Death claims the light of my brow,
No flowers of life will cheer me: instead
You may give me my roses now!”
Thomas F. Healey

“Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you're free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in. ” Saul Alinsky

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.
John Donne

"We know that we have passed from death to life,
because we love our brothers.
Anyone who does not love remains in death.
Apostle John, 1John 3:14, The Bible

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~DEATH~
WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY TO EXPLAIN IT …

A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to
Leave the examination room and said,
'Doctor, I am afraid to die.
Tell me what lies on the other side.'
Very quietly, the doctor said, 'I don't know..'
'You don't know? You're, a Christian man,
and don't know what's on the other side?'

The doctor was holding the handle of the door;
On the other side came a sound of scratching and whining,
And as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room
And leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.
Turning to the patient, the doctor said,

'Did you notice my dog?
He's never been in this room before.
He didn't know what was inside.
He knew nothing except that his master was here,
And when the door opened, he sprang in without fear.
I know little of what is on the other side of death,
But I do know one thing...

I know my Master is there and that is enough.'

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Jesus said to another man, "Follow me."
But the man replied, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."
Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God." (Luke 9:59, 60, The Bible)

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Death demands, "Never forget, never forgive." Gary Amirault


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