Quotation by George Bernard Shaw

Dying is a troublesome business: there is pain to be suffered, and it wrings one's heart; but death is a splendid thing—a warfare accomplished, a beginning all over again, a triumph. You can always see that in their faces.
George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Letter of condolence, July 5, 1913. Bernard Shaw: Collected Letters, vol. 3 (1965).

Shaw added: "And come and close my eyes too, when I die; and see me with my mask off as I really was."
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