Death (001-025)

A good life has a good death.
— English

A funeral offers the opportunity for reconciliation.
— Kenyan

A man on his death bed tells no lies.
— African (Swahili)

A mouse with but one hole easily meets its death.
— African (Ovambo)

A living body is a dying body.
— Japanese

A fly does not mind dying in coconut cream.
— African (Swahili)

A debt of gold we can repay,
kindness indebts till our dying day.
— Malaysian

A deaf ear is followed by death and an ear
that listens is followed by blessings.
— Kenyan

A tyrant's breath is another's death.
— English

A wolf may grow old and his hair turn gray,
but his mind doesn't change to his dying day.
— Greek

A dry cough is the trumpeter of death.
— English

Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
— Danish

After death one becomes important.
— Yiddish

After death the doctor.
— French

All evils, save death, may be amended.
— Greek

Always being in a hurry does not prevent death,
neither does going slowly prevent living.
— African (Ibo)

Any death is easier than death by the sword.
— Irish

At birth we bring nothing, at death
we take away nothing.
— Chinese

Being thin is not death.
— African (Hausa)

Better death than long sickness.
— Welsh

Better die ten years earlier than live those years in poverty.
— Chinese

Better die than turn your back on propriety.
— Chinese

Better to be swallowed whole by a crocodile,
than nibbled to death by tiny fishes.
— Malaysian

Better die than turn your back on reason.
— Chinese

Birth is the remedy for death.
— African (Hausa)

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