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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Known for his biting wit and love of dressing flamboyantly, Oscar Wilde was a noted playwright in his time, penning a series of social satires, including The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband and A Woman of No Importance. Imprisoned because of his sexual advances toward the Marquis of Queensbury, he wrote De Profundis, which was a thinly veiled address to his accuser. The trial and prison term ruined him. He spent much of the rest of his life living in cheap hotels or staying with friends throughout Europe and died penniless in 1900. His only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gr…
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