(Isadora Duncan (1878-1927), U.S. dancer. Quoted in Isadora Duncan's End, ch. 25, Mary Desti (1929).
Duncan was accidentally strangled when her long scarf caught in the wheel of her car; her parting words were spoken in French.)
It is impossible to say all that we think, even to our truest Friend. We may bid him farewell forever sooner than complain, for our complaint is too well grounded to be uttered.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 300, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)