My favorite quotes on death
January 20, 2008 9:26pm CST
My favorite QUOTES ON DEATH When the black and mortal blood of man has fallen to the ground ... who then can sing spells to call it back again?AESCHYLUS, Agamemnon As is the generation of leaves, so is that of humanity. The wind scatters the leaves on the ground, but the live timber burgeons with leaves again in the season of spring returning. So one generation of men will grow while another dies. HOMER, The Iliad Incline not to arrogance, famous warrior! Now shall the fullness of thy strength last for a while. But soon after it shall be, that malady or sword shall cut thee off from power, or the embrace of fire or welling of a flood, or onset with the knife, or arrow's flight, or hideous old age. Or brightness of eyes shall diminish and grow dim, and at length it shall be that death shall overpower thee. Beowulf The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. HARRIET BEECHER STOWE, Little Foxes It will startle you to see what slaves we are to by-gone times—to Death, if we give the matter the right word! ... We read in Dead Men’s books! We laugh at Dead Men’s jokes, and cry at Dead Men’s pathos! . . . Whatever we seek to do, of our own free motion, a Dead Man’s icy hand obstructs us!