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It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.

  - Woody AllenTopics: humor death
On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily lying down.

  - Woody AllenTopics: humor death
I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.

  - Samuel GoldwynTopics: humor books death
Death and life are in the power of one's tongue.

  - Proverbs (Mishle) 18:21Topics: death life lashon harah / gossip
I've got all the money I'll ever need, if I die by four o clock.

  - Henny YoungmanTopics: humor business and money death
My doctor gave me six months to live but when I couldn't pay his bill gave me six months more.

  - Walter MatthauTopics: humor death health and medicine
One thing about being successful is that I stopped being afraid of dying. Once you're a star you're dead already. You're embalmed.

  - Dustin HoffmanTopics: humor death
The meaning of life is that it stops.

  - Franz KafkaTopics: humor death faith
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.

  - Norman CousinsTopics: death life
What you give to charity in health is gold; in sickness, is silver, and after death, is copper.

  - Tosafot of the PentateuchTopics: charity death
The river of life...flows from birth toward death. Day follows day with wearisome monotony. Only the holidays twine themselves together to form the circle of the year. Only through the holidays does life experience the eternity of the river that returns to its source. Then life becomes eternal.

  - Franz RosenzweigTopics: holidays death life
Charity delivers from death only when giver and recipient do not know the one who the other is.

  - Talmud, SanhedrinTopics: charity death
Almsgiving delivers from death.

  - Proverbs (Mishle) 10:2Topics: charity death
All go to one place: all are from the dust and all turn to dust again.

  - Ecclesiastes (Kohelet) 3:20Topics: death science
I think the dead which are already gone [are] more fortunate than the living who still breathe.

  - Ecclesiastes (Kohelet) 4:2Topics: death
The dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God Who gave it.

  - Ecclesiastes (Kohelet) 12:7Topics: death science
I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live.

  - Deuteronomy (Devarim) 30:19Topics: parents children death life Torah/Bible/Tanach
From dust you are, and to dust you shall return.

  - Genesis (Bereshit) 3:19Topics: death science
A favor done to the dead is an honest one.

  - Genesis (Bereshit) R.Topics: wisdom death
If a man's wife dies and he has grown-up children, let him not remarry till he marry them off!

  - Genesis (Bereshit) R.Topics: children death marriage
The talk of the child in the street is that of his father or mother at home.

  - Talmud, SotahTopics: parents children death education
A man whose first wife dies is as though the Temple was destroyed in his lifetime.

  - Talmud, SanhedrinTopics: women death marriage
When a sage dies, all men should mourn.

  - Talmud, Shabbat 105bTopics: death
It is nobler to visit a house of mourning than a house of feasting.

  - Ecclesiastes (Kohelet) 2Topics: food and drink death home and family
Man enters the world with closed hands, as if to say, 'The world is mine'; he leaves with open hands, as if to say, 'I take nothing with me.'

  - Midrash Ecclesiastes R. 5:14Topics: death life
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