Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of the dead.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches.