Quotations About / On: DYING

  • 21.
    To philosophize is to learn to die.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "That to philosophize is to learn to die," ch. 20, p. 75, The Essays of Montaigne, vol. I, trans. by E.J. Trechmann, Oxford University Press, New York and London (n.d.). Montaigne's appraisal of philosophy.)
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  • 22.
    The die is cast.
    (Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100-44 B.C.), Roman general, emperor. Parallel Lives, "Caesar", sct. 32, Plutarch. Julius Caesar on crossing the Rubicon in 49 B.C., an action which provoked the start of the first Civil War.)
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  • 23.
    A love that dies has never lived.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1808-1810).)
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  • 24.
    Laughter would be bereaved if snobbery died.
    (Peter Ustinov (b. 1921), British actor, writer, director. Quoted in Observer (London, March 13, 1955).)
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  • 25.
    Good Americans, when they die, go to Paris.
    (Thomas Appleton (1812-1884), U.S. author. Quoted in The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, ch. 6, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1858). The saying also found its way into Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 3 (1891) and A Woman of No Importance, act 1 (1893).)
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  • 26.
    How sweet to die after one's enemies.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Cleopatra, in Rodogune, act 5, sc. 1 (1644).)
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  • 27.
    Whom the gods love dies young.
    (Menander (c. 342-c. 291 B.C.), Greek playwright. The Double Deceiver, fragment 25, Menandri Reliquiae Selectae, ed. F.H. Sandbach (1990).)
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  • 28.
    Dying is not difficult, yielding is impossible.
    (Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815-1884), U.S. journalist, author, crusader. Crusader and Feminist: Letters of Jane Grey Swisshelm 1858-1865, p. 10, ed. Arthur J. Larsen, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul (1934). Editorial written after vigilante attack on her newspaper office.)
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  • 29.
    Men die and they are not happy.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Caligula in Caligula, act 1, sc. 4, Pléiade (1962).)
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  • 30.
    The dreamcrossed twilight between birth and dying.
    (T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888-1965), Anglo-American poet, critic. "Ash-Wednesday," pt. 6 (1930).)
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