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SUICIDE
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[ Also see Crime Death Killing Life Murder Poison ]

And the more pity that great folk should have count'nance in this world to drown or hang themselves more than their even-Christen.
      - William Shakespeare,
        Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Clown at V, i)

Why, he that cuts off twenty years of life
  Cuts off so many years of fearing death.
      - William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
         (Casca at III, i)

You ever-gentle gods, take my breath from me;
  Let not my worser spirit tempt me again
    To die before you please.
      - William Shakespeare, King Lear
         (Gloucester at IV, vi)

Those men who destroy a healthful constitution of body by intemperance as manifestly kill themselves as those who hang or poison or drown themselves.
      - Thomas Sherlock

God has appointed us captains of this our bodily fort, which, without treason to that majesty, are never to be delivered over till they are demanded.
      - Sir Philip Sidney (Sydney)

It is no less vain to wish death than it is cowardly to fear it.
      - Sir Philip Sidney (Sydney)

By all human laws, as well as divine, self-murder has ever been agreed on as the greatest crime.
      - Sir William Temple

Suicide is the punctuation mark at the end of many artistic careers.
      - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
      - Daniel Webster,
        Argument on the Murder of Captain White

Bid abhorrence hiss it round the world.
      - Edward Young

He who, superior to the checks of Nature, dares make his life the victim of his reason, does in some sort that reason deify, and take a flight at heaven.
      - Edward Young

Britannia's shame! There took her gloomy flight,
  On wing impetuous, a black sullen soul . . .
    Less base the fear of death than fear of life.
      O Britain! infamous for suicide.
      - Edward Young, Night Thoughts
         (night V, l. 436)

Suicides pay the world a bad compliment. Indeed, it may so happen that the world has been beforehand with them in incivility. Granted. Even then the retaliation is at their own expense.
      - Johann Georg von Zimmermann


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