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Quotes of the Day for 7 March 2001 – Death

When I was selecting Michelangelo quotes yesterday there was a beautiful one on Death which I did not include. When a reader asked for quotes to help deal with the death of a parent I thought I'd put it back in.

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The quotes:

If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.
     - Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1474 - 1564

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
     - Buddha

Pale death knocks with impartial foot at poor men's hovels and king's palaces.
     - Horace, 65 - 8 BC

Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.
     - John Muir, 1838 - 1914

Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.
     - Alice Walker


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