In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes. So said Benjamin Franklin. And while taxes can be painful, its pain pales in comparison to the loss of a loved one, a dear friend or even a family pet. In our time of grief, the sympathetic words of compassion, warmth and understanding can help heal us so we can move on with our lives, never forgetting those weve lost in our hearts and minds. Through the wisdom of death quotes, we learn the fragile nature of life and learn to live it fully, knowing that while it can be all too short, it can offer great purpose.
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A man of many talents, Will Rogers was born in 1859 in Oklahoma. On a ranch growing up, a freed slave taught Rogers how to use a lasso. He turned his roping skills into a job as a trick roper at Wild West shows and on Vaudeville stages. As he did his rope tricks, he'd tell jokes and offer commentary on the world. He was a smart man and his ability to tell the truth while making people laugh quickly caught on with American audiences. During his lifetime, he starred on Broadway, appeared in 71 movies, was a popular broadcaster and wrote 4,000 syndicated newspaper columns. He died in a pl…
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