IV. Death

~ The Triumph of Death by Pieter Brueghel the Elder

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All men are mortal.

All men must die.

Charon waits for all.

Death is sure to all.

Death is the great leveller.

The end makes all equal.

Death is a remedy for all ills.

Death pays all debts.

 ~

Death is nothing to us[1].

Dying is as natural as living.

It is as natural to die as to be born[2].

The first breath is the beginning of death.

 ~

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily[3].

Fear of death is worse than death itself.

It is not the way of the warrior to be shamed and avoid death[4].

He that fears death lives not.

 ~

At every hour death is near.

Call no man happy till he dies[5].

Look upon death as a going home[6].

Reason is immortal, all else is mortal[7].

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No man knows when he shall die, although he knows he must die.

There is no cure for birth or death save to enjoy the interval[8].

Men know when they are born, not where they shall die.

Be of good cheer and say that you are burying my body only[9].

The journey doesn’t end here.

Death is just another path.

One that we all must take.

Death is the beginning of another journey.


[1] Attributed to Epicurus.

[2] Attributed to Francis Bacon.

[3] Attributed to Napoleon.

[4] Attributed to Torii Mototada.

[5] Attributed to Solon.

[6] Chinese proverb.

[7] Attributed to Pythagoras.

[8] Attributed to George Santayana.

[9] Attributed to Socrates.

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