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The Undertaker

«I have nothing against undertakers personally. It's just that I wouldn't want one to bury my sister.»
«Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.»
«Showing up at school already able to read is like showing up at the undertaker's already embalmed: people start worrying about being put out of their jobs.»
«So long as there is one pretty girl left on the stage, the professional undertakers may hold up their burial of the theater.»
«Distanced from the work by crowds and railings, they may listen on their Acoustiguides to the plummy vowels of the Met's director, Philippe de Montebello, discoursing like an undertaker on the merits of the deceased.»
«FUNERAL, n. A pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by enriching the undertaker, and strengthen our grief by an expenditure that deepens our groans and doubles our tears.The savage dies --they sacrifice a horse To bear to happy hunting-grounds the corse. Our friends expire --we make the money fly In hope their souls will chase it to the sky. --Jex Wopley»
«Fame is an undertaker that pays but little attention to the living, but bedizens the dead, furnishes out their funerals, and follows them to the grave»
«Let us endeavor to live so that when we die even the undertaker will be sorry»
«Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.»
«Failure is not fatal. Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. It should challenge us to new heights of accomplishments, not pull us to new depths of despair. From honest failure can come valuable experience.»