Here lies the body of Ann Mann,
Who lived an old woman,
And died an old Mann. [ Epitaph ]
O, though oft oppressed and lonely,
All my fears are laid aside,
If I but remember only
Such as these have lived and died! [ Longfellow ]
How calm - how beautiful comes on
The stilly hour, when storms have gone,
When warring winds have died away
And clouds, beneath the dancing ray
Melt off and leave the land and sea,
Sleeping in bright tranquillity. [ Moore ]
Of no distemper, of no blast he died
But fell like autumn fruit that mellow'd long. [ Dryden ]
He lives in fame, that died in virtue's cause. [ William Shakespeare ]
What millions died that Caesar might be great! [ Campbell ]
Plain dealing is dead, and died without issue. [ Proverb ]
Heroes as great have died, and yet shall fall. [ Homer ]
What! are you afraid of him that died last year? [ Proverb ]
He that died half a year ago is as dead as Adam. [ Proverb ]
If Socrates died like a sage, Jesus died like a God. [ Rousseau ]
Let us weep in our darkness - but weep not for him!
Not for him - who, departing, leaves millions in tears!
Not for him - who has died full of honor and years!
Not for him - who ascended Fame's ladder so high.
From the round at the top he has stepped to the sky. [ N. P. Willis ]
The heathens when they died, went to bed without a candle. [ Proverb ]
Pylades and Orestes died long ago, and left no successors. [ Proverb ]
We thought her dying while she slept, and sleeping when she died. [ Hood ]
How many have died without having given even one kiss to their chimera! [ T. Gautier ]
The windflower and the violet, they perished long ago.
And the brier-rose and the orchis died amid the summer glow;
But on the hills the golden-rod, and the aster in the wood,
And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood.
Till fell the frost from the clear cold heaven, as falls the plague on men.
And the brightness of their smile was gone, from upland glade and glen. [ Bryant ]
Steve McQueen looks good in this movie. He must have made it before he died. [ Yogi Berra ]
Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love. [ William Shakespeare ]
If some men died and others did not, death would indeed be a most mortifying evil. [ Bruyere ]
If the true did not possess an objective value, human curiosity would have died out centuries ago. [ Renan ]
Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
Of yore, they languished, they burned, they died for love; today, they chat about it, they make it, and, more often, they buy it. [ Jouy ]
Poetry is music in words, and music is poetry in sound: both excellent sauce, but they have lived and died poor, that made them their meat. [ Fuller ]
Even He that died for us upon the cross, in the last hour, in the unutterable agony of death, was mindful of His mother, as if to teach us that this holy love should be our last worldly thought - the last point of earth from which the soul should take its flight for heaven. [ Longfellow ]
A blushing young damsel of 109 has just died at Mallow, Ireland. She had been an ardent smoker of twist tobacco for 81 years, and finally died in the bloom of her youth. To make matters worse, she was an orphan. Those who do not wish to die young should make a note of this. [ Tobacco Jokes For Smoking Folks, 1888 ]
Columbus died in utter ignorance of the true nature of his discovery. He supposed he had found India, but never knew how strangely God had used him. So God piloted the fleet. The great discoverer, with all his heroic virtues, did not know whither he went.
He sailed for the back door of Asia, and landed at the front door of America, and knew it not. He never settled the continent. Thus far and no farther, said the Lord. His providence was over all. [ David James Burrell ]