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DEATH
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Now nearly all those I loved and did not understand when I was young are dead, but I still reach out to them.
      - Norman Fitzroy Maclean,
        A River Runs Through It

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than the animals that know nothing.
      - Maurice Maeterlinck, Joyzelle (act I)

The relations of all living end in separation.
      - Mahabharata

We are dying from our very birth, and our end hangs on our beginning.
      - Manilius (Manlius or Mallius) (Marcus or Caius)

We begin to die as soon as we are born, and the end is linked to the beginning
  [Lat., Nascentes morimur, finiaque ab origine pendet.]
      - Manilius (Manlius or Mallius) (Marcus or Caius),
        Astronomica (IV, 16)

All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.
      - Thomas Mann

Men in general do not live as if they looked to die; and therefore do not die as if they looked to live.
      - Thomas Manton

Can we wonder that men perish and are forgotten, when their noblest and most enduring works decay? Death comes even to monumental structures, and oblivion rests on the most illustrious names.
      - Marcus Aurelius (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus)

It were well to die if there be gods, and sad to live if there be none.
      - Marcus Aurelius (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus)

I want to meet my God awake.
      - Maria Theresa,
        while refusing to take a drug when dying, according to Carlyle

You should not fear, nor yet should you wish for your last day.
      - Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialis)

This I ask, is it not madness to kill thyself in order to escape death?
  [Lat., Hic rogo non furor est ne moriare mori?]
      - Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialis),
        Epigrams (II, 80, 2)

An old man said, "The man that every hour hath death before his eyes, will conquer meanness of soul."
      - Saint Martin of Braga

Why should man's high aspiring mind
  Burn in him with so proud a breath;
    When all his haughty views can find
      In this world, yield to death;
        The fair, the brave, the vain, the wise,
          The rich, the poor, the great, the small,
            Are each but worms' anatomies,
              To strew his quiet hall.
      - Ik Marvel (pseudonym of Donald G. Mitchell)

When the last sea is sailed and last shallow charted,
  When the last field is reaped and the last harvest stored,
    When the last fire is out and the last guest departed
      Grant the last prayer that I pray, Be good to me, O Lord.
      - John Masefield, D'Avalos' Prayer

When Life knocks at the door no one can wait,
  When Death makes his arrest we have to go.
      - John Masefield, Widow in the Bye Street
         (pt. II)

The breathing miracle into silence passed!
      - Gerald Massey

She thought our good-night kiss was given,
  And like a lily her life did close;
    Angels uncurtain'd that repose,
      And the next waking dawn'd in heaven.
      - Gerald Massey,
        The Ballad of Babe Christabel

We die every day; every moment deprives us of a portion of life and advances us a step toward the grave; our whole life is only along and painful sickness.
      - Jean Baptiste Massillon

'Tis the only discipline we are born for; all studies else are but as circular lines, and death the center where they all must meet.
      - Philip Massinger

Death hath a thousand door to let life out.
  I shall find one.
      - Philip Massinger, A Very Woman
         (act V, sc. 4)

A true philosopher
  Makes death his common practice, while he lives,
    And every day by contemplation strives
      To separate the soul, far as he can,
        From off the body.
      - Thomas May

There is no death! the stars go down
  To rise upon some other shore,
    And bright in Heaven's jeweled crown,
      They shine for ever more.
      - John Luckey McCreery vol. 22, p. 41,
        in "Arthur's Home Magazine", often wrongly ascribed to Bulwer-Lytton

Oh that we may all be living in such a state of preparedness, that, when summoned to depart, we may ascend the summit whence faith looks forth on all that Jesus hath suffered and done, and exclaiming, "We have waited for Thy salvation, O Lord," lie down with Moses on Pisgah, to awake with Moses in paradise.
      - Henry Melvill

Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient.
      - Henry Louis Mencken


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