Famous Eulogies

Famous Eulogies

"Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life." - Albert Einstein

"He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"The number-one fear in life is public speaking, and the number-two fear is death. This means that if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than giving the eulogy." - Jerry Seinfeld

"There is no such thing as death. In nature nothing dies. From each sad remnant of decay some forms of life arise." - Charles Macka

"God's finger touched him, and he slept." - Tennyson, In Memoriam

"It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives." - Samuel Johnson

"What good can come from meeting death with tears? If a man is sorry for himself, he doubles death." - Euripedes

"There was a time when we were not: this gives us no concern - why then should it trouble us that a time will come when we shall cease to be?" - William Hazlitt

"Though it is in the power of the weakest arm to take away life, it is not in the strongest to deprive us of death." - Sir Thomas Browne

"To die completely, a person must not only forget but be forgotten, and he who is not forgotten is not dead." -- Samuel Butler

"Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short , but when we have had our fill of fruit, our swelter of heat, we said that we have had our day." -- Emerson

"When we lose someoe we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough." -- Maurice Maeterlinck

"Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of that question." - Tennessee Williams

"When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life." - Marcus Aurelius

"Death often weighs heavier on us by its weight on others and pains us by their pain almost as much as by our own, and sometimes even more." - Montaigne

"Twilight and the evening bell   and after that the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell   when I Embark." - Tennyson

"His faith, perhaps, in some nice tenets might be wrong; his life, I'm sure, was in the right." - Abraham Cowley

"Let us endeavour so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." - Mark Twain

"The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances." - Aristotle

"No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow." - Euripides

"A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist." - Stewart Alsop

"People living deeply have no fear of death." - Anais Nin

"Death is a debt we all must pay." - Euripides

"The idea of death, the fear of it, haunts the human animal like nothing else; it is a mainspring of human activity - designed largely to avoid the fatality of death, to overcome it by denying in some way that it is the final destiny of man." - Ernest Becker

"For those who seek to understand it, death is a highly creative force.The highest spiritual values of life can originate from the thought and study of death." - E. Kubler-Ross

"Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality." - Emily Dickinson

"As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death." - Leonardo DaVinci

"The song is ended, but the melody lingers on..." - Irving Berlin

"The first breath is the beginning of death." - Thomas Fuller

"Death - the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening." - Walter Scott

"When you are born, you cry, and the world rejoices. When you die, you rejoice, and the world cries." Buddhist Saying

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein

"Your end, which is endless, is as a snowflake dissolving in the pure air." Buddhist Saying

"A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic." - Joseph Stalin

"We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give" - Winston Churchill

"It is not length of life, but depth of life." - Emerson Ralph Waldo

"Life and death are but phases of the same thing, the reverse and obverse of the same coin. Death is as necessary for man's growth as life itself." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one." - Seneca

"Grief is the price we pay for love" - Queen Elizabeth II

"Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why it is called the present. What the caterpillar perceives is the end; to the butterfly is just the beginning. Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well" - Buddhist Saying

"George Harrison's passing was really sad, but it does make the afterlife seem much more attractive." - Michael Palin

"I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live." - Martin Luther King Jr

"The boundaries between life and death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where one ends and where the other begins?" - Edgar Allen Poe