|Here a pretty baby lies|
Sung asleep with lullabies;
Pray be silent, and not stir
Th'easy earth that covers her. -- Robert Herrick, Upon a Child.
(Robert Herrick (baptized August 24, 1591- October 1674) was a 17th century English poet. This quote is poem about the death of a young child. Though written over three centuries ago, the feelings it evokes are still current.)
|The Book Of Eulogies|
This is a large collection of eulogies and funeral praises, including many by noted authors. Many of the eulogies quoted are beautiful and moving not only for the sake of the dead but as an inspiration for the living. Highly recommended as an example of how to write a great eulogy. More ...
|Is death the final sleep? No, it is the last final awakening. ~ Scott|
|I don't mind having to die. I've had my good time .. and I don't mind having to pay for it. But to think what those swine will say when I'm out of the game. ~ President Theodore Roosevelt referring to go political enemies.|
|A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin. ~ H.L. Mencken|
|Death is only a launching into the region of the strange Untried; it is but the first salutation of the possibilities of the immense Remote, the Wild, the Watery, the Unshored. ~ Herman Melville: Moby Dick|
|One should part from life as Odysseus parted from Nausicaa -- blessing it rather than in love with it. ~ Nietzsche|
(The reference to Nausicaa is rich in metaphor. In the Odyssey, Nausicaa represents potential love that is never consummated. Nausicaa tells a friend that she would like her husband to be like Odysseus, and her father tells Odysseus he would let him marry her – but the two never become lovers. Nausicaa is also a mother figure for Odysseus; she ensures Odysseus' return home, and thus says "Never forget me, for I gave you life," indicating her status as a "new mother" in Odysseus' rebirth.)
|To die completely, a person must not only forget but be forgotten, and he who is not forgotten is not dead. ~ Samuel Butler: Death|