E. Forrester Church
"Live as you would have wished to live when you are dying."
Christian Furchtegott Gellers
"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge -- myth is more potent than history -- dreams are more powerful than facts -- hope always triumphs over experience -- laughter is the cure for grief -- love is stronger than death."
"Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it."
W. Somerset Maugham
"Life lives , life dies.Life laughs , life cries.Life gives up and life tries.But life looks different through everyone's eyes."
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow.Learn as if yu were to live forever.
"I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter."
"Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die."
"Death is not the greatest loss in life.The greatest loss is what dies inside us whilw we live."
"The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity. "
"To the psychotherapist an old man who cannot bid farewell to life appears as feeble and sickly as a young man who is unable to embrace it. "
"Death is not the greatest of evils ; it is worse to want to die , and not be able to,"
"Death does not concern us , because as long as we exist , death is not here.And when it does come , we no longer exist."
"A brief candle; both ends burning
An endless mile; a bus wheel turning
A friend to share the lonesome times "
"As long as I have a a want , I have a reason for living.Satisfaction is death."
George Bernard Shaw
"We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love."
Madame de Stael
"Have the courage to live.Anyone can die."
"God made death so we'd know when to stop. "
"Death is terriffying because is so ordinary.It happens all the time."
"There's nothing certain in a man's life except this: That he must lose it. "
"Religion is a wizard, a sibyl . . .
She faces the wreck of worlds, and prophesies restoration.
She faces a sky blood-red with sunset colours that deepen into darkness, and prophesies dawn.
She faces death, and prophesies life."
"We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death. "
"While i was thought that I was learning how to live , I have been learning how to die."
Leonardo da Vinci
"People living deeply have no fear of death."
"I think we should look forward to death more than we do. Of course everybody hates to go to bed or miss anything but dying is really the only chance we'll get to rest."
"No one knows whether death is really the greatest blessing a man can have, but they fear it is the greatest curse, as if they knew well. "
"I'm not afraid of death. It's the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life."
-"According to the most studies , people's number one fear is public speaking.Number two is death.Death is number two.Does sound right ? This means to the average person , if you go to a funeral , you're better of in the casket than doing the eulogy."
" God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled."
"It is a blessing to die for a cause , because you can so easily die for nothing."
"Life and death are balanced on the edge of a razor. "
"Men fear Death, as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other. "
"After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. "
"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity."
"For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. "
Death? Why this fuss about death. Use your imagination, try to visualize a world without death! ... Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
"It is told that Buddha, going out to look on life, was greatly daunted by death. "They all eat one another!" he cried, and called it evil. This process I examined, changed the verb, said, "They all feed one another," and called it good."
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
"The goal of all life is death. "
"The good die young - because they see it's not use living if you've got to be good."
"If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster."
"Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. "
Henry Van Dyke
"Somebody should tell us , right at the start of our lives , that we are dying.Then we might live life to the limit , every minute of every day.Do it ! I say.Whatever you want to do , do it now!There are so many tomorrows."
Pope Paul VI
"Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave
Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned."
Edna St. Vincent Millay
"He who doesn't fear death dies only once. "
"Death is a release from the impressions of sense, and from impulses that make us their puppets, from the vagaries of the mind, and the hard service of the flesh. "
"I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather...Not screaming and yelling like the passangers in his car."
"I do not agree with a word that you say , but I will defend to the death your right to say."
"Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death."
James F. Bymes
"Death ends a life , not a relationship."
"All say, "How hard it is that we have to die" - a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live."
"Try as much as possible to be wholly alive , with all your might , and when you laugh like hell and when you get angry , get good and angry.Try to be alive.You will be dead soon enough."
"People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. It is as though they were traveling abroad. "
"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference."
"Death cancels everything but truth."
"A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man. "
Percival Arland Ussher
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. "
"More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason.That , my friends , that is true perversion."
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears , for there's no risk of accident for some one who'dead."
"Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life."
"To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead. "
"I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived. "
"My life closed twice before its close;
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me,
So huge, so hopeless to conceive,
As these that twice befell.
Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell."
"For death begins with life's first breath.And life begins at touch of death."
"As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings happy death. "
Leonardo da Vinci
"I am prepared to die , but there is not cause for which I am prepared to kill."
"Destroying is a necessary function in life. Everything has its season, and all things eventually lose their effectiveness and die."
Margaret J. Wheatley
'Death , the one appointment we all must keep , and for which no time is set."
"All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing. "
"The irony of man's condition is that the deepest need is to be free of the anxiety of death and annihilation; but it is life itself which awakens it, and so we must shrink from being fully alive."