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Funeral Quotes | Quotes About Funeral

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Quote Left Funeral Blues Quote Right
by Wystan Hugh (W H) Auden | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud. Quote Right
by Walt Whitman | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Hired mourners at a funeral say and do - A little more than they whose grief is true Quote Right
by Horace Gregory | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The chief mourner does not always attend the funeral. Quote Right
by Ralph Waldo Emerson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left You come from attending the funeral of mankind to attend to a natural phenomenon. A little thought is sexton to all the world. Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left We see but dimly through the mists and vapors Amid these earthly damps What seem to us but sad, funeral tapers May be heaven's distant lamps. Quote Right
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left How come we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved. Quote Right
by Mark Twain | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Nothing is dead: men feign themselves dead, and endure mock funerals and mournful obituaries, and there they stand looking out of the window, ... Quote Right
by Ralph Waldo Emerson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left My friends and my road-fellows, pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion. Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave, eats a bread it does not harvest, and drinks a wine that flows not from its own winepress. Pity the nation that acclaims the bully as hero, and that deems the glittering conqueror bountiful. Pity the nation that raises not its voice save when it walks in a funeral, boasts not except among its ruins, and will rebel not save when its neck is laid between the sword and the block. Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a juggler, and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking. Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpetings, and farewells him with hootings, only to welcome another with trumpetings again. Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation. Quote Right
by Kahlil Gibran | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved. Quote Right
by Mark Twain | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left These funeral-cakes of sweet and sculptured stone. Quote Right
by Kenneth Slessor | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying that I approved of it. Quote Right
by Mark Twain | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Man's last day must ever be awaited and none to be counted happy until his death, until his last funeral rites are paid. Quote Right
by Ovid | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I did not attend his funeral; but I wrote a nice letter saying I approved of it. Quote Right
by Mark Twain | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I did not attend his funeral, but I wrote a nice letter saying I approved it. Quote Right
by Mark Twain | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left A funeral is a pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by enriching the undertaker. Quote Right
by Ambrose Bierce | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it Quote Right
by Mark Twain | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I refused to attend his funeral. But I wrote a very nice letter explaining that I approved of it. Quote Right
by Mark Twain | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that of chief mourner at a funeral. Quote Right
by James Russell Lowell | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left It's bad taste to be wise all the time, like being at a perpetual funeral. Quote Right
by David Herbert Lawrence | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it. Quote Right
by Mark Twain | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Rome - the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar. Quote Right
by George Eliot | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left More knowledge may be gained of a man's real character by a short conversation with one of his servants than from a formal and studied narrative, begun with his pedigree and ended with his funeral. Quote Right
by Samuel Johnson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Visit the Navy-Yard, and behold a marine, such a man as an American government can make, or such as it can make a man with its black arts -- a mere shadow and reminiscence of humanity, a man laid out alive and standing, and already, as one may say, buried under arms with funeral accompaniments. Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night. Quote Right
by George Eliot | ...go to quote |
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