"Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep."

"I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on snow."

"I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn's rain."

"When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight."

"I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die."
 – Mary Elizabeth Frye

"It (death) comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes."
 – John Donne

"For certain is death for the born,
And certain is birth for the dead;
Therefore over the inevitable
Thou shouldst not grieve."
 – The Bhagavad Gita

"May the Good Lord take a liking to you,
… but not too soon."
 – unknown


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