'Death is the only
physician, the shadow of his valley the
only journeying that will cure us of age and the gathering
fatigue of years.'
— George Eliot, Life of George Eliot
'Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate
— Bertolt Brecht
'Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to
entertain him is not at home.'
— Francis Bacon, Essays
'I refused to attend his funeral. But I wrote a very nice
letter explaining that I approved of it.'
— Mark Twain