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“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.”

-Mark Twain
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“Most people can’t bear to sit in a church for an hour on Sundays. How are they supposed to live somewhere very similar to it for eternity?”

-- Mark Twain
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“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.”

-Mark Twain
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“Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.”

- Mark Twain
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“I Did Not Attend the Funeral, but I Sent a Nice Letter Saying I Approved of it.”

- Mark Twain / Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar

(This quote, like many witty quotes, is often wrongly ascribed to Mark Twain, though it was actually Hoar to whom it should be attributed, as the website “Quote Investigator” details. Twain’s place in our collective imagination continues to earn him … Continue reading

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The Unadulterated Importance of Proper Funeral Etiquette

Mark Twain offers us some lighthearted guidance on how to act at a funeral in his 1881 essay “At The Funeral”

For some, death has a unique way of not only modifying your perspective of a person but also altering your understanding of your own relationship with him or her. You may find that suddenly, after passing, an acquaintance has become … Continue reading

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