"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."