- Death a friend that alone can bring the peace his treasures cannot purchase, and remove the pain his physicians cannot cure. – Mortimer Collins
- Death is patiently making my mask as I sleep. Each morning I awake to discover in the corners of my eyes the small tears of his wax. – Philip Dow
- For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. – William Penn
- Paradise – I see flowers
from the cottage where I lie.
~Yaitsu’s death poem, 1807
- Old persons are sometimes as unwilling to die as tired-out children are to say good night and go to bed. – Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu