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I have wrestled with death. It is the most unexciting contest you can imagine. It takes place in an impalpable read more

I have wrestled with death. It is the most unexciting contest you can imagine. It takes place in an impalpable grayness, with nothing underfoot, with nothing around, without spectators, without clamor, without glory, without the great desire of victory, without the great fear of defeat.

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Nothing you can lose by dying is half as precious as the readiness to die, which is man's charter of read more

Nothing you can lose by dying is half as precious as the readiness to die, which is man's charter of nobility.

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In this world, man is a target of death, an easy prey to calamities, here every morsel and every draught read more

In this world, man is a target of death, an easy prey to calamities, here every morsel and every draught is liable to choke one, here one never receives a favour until he loses another instead, here every additional day in one's life is a day reduced from the total span of his existence, when death is the natural outcome of life, how can we expect immortality?

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There is but one philosophy and its name is fortitude! To bear is to conquer our fate.

There is but one philosophy and its name is fortitude! To bear is to conquer our fate.

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It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far read more

It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.

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The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid
and deeds left undone.

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid
and deeds left undone.

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You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everybody dances with the Grim Reaper.

You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everybody dances with the Grim Reaper.

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A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.

A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.

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The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.

The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.

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