While man is growing, life is in decrease

  • “But that the dread of something after death,
    The undiscover’d country from whose bourn
    No traveller returns, puzzles the will
    And makes us rather bear those ills we have
    Than fly to others that we know not of?” – William Shakespeare
  • “Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.” – Bishop Hall
  • “Time flies, death urges, knells call, Heaven invites, Hell threatens.” – Edward Young
  • “Lovely in death the beauteous ruin lay;
    And if in death still lovely, lovelier there;
    Far lovelier! pity swells the tide of love.” – Edward Young
  • “While man is growing, life is in decrease;
    And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb.
    Our birth is nothing but our death begun.” – Edward Young