Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.
Life is eternal, and love is immortal,
and death is only a horizon;
and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
Rossiter Worthington Raymond
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
Death is the destination we all share, no one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be because death is very likely the single best invention of life.
It’s matters not how a man dies, but how he lives.
Mello Death Note
We trouble our life by thoughts about death, and our death by thoughts about life.
Michel de Montaigne
Man is a being that knows death, but can’t believe it.
E. Morin quote
It is the will of God and Nature that these mortal bodies be laid aside, when the soul is to enter into real life; ’tis rather an embrio state, a preparation for living; a man is not completely born until he be dead: Why then should we grieve that a new child is born among the immortals?
Life was such a fragile thing—as delicate and as beautiful as a butterfly, as ephemeral as a sunset. Death is peaceful. Death is quiet, silent. It is calming.
Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to die before you die — and find that there is no death.
The earth that’s nature’s mother is her tomb.
The real question is not whether life exists after death.
The real question is whether you are alive before death.
People don’t always value life, even their own, as much as they should.
The anguish of death hangs over and leads the human spirit to wonder about the mysteries of existence, man’s destiny, life, the world.
A human life is a story told by God.
Hans Christian Andersen
Death is never a trick; nature doesn’t play a comedy; instead, it’s a tragic, colossal and unstoppable drama.
God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled.
Death frights us. Death is a perpetual torment, for which there is no sort of consolation. There is no way by which it may not reach us. We may continually turn our heads this way and that, as if in a suspected country, but we can’t forget death.
The conscience of death accompanies us since childhood, as conscience of the absolute destruction of the only precious treasure of ours: our I.
Take the matter of being born. What does being born mean to most people?
E. E. Cummings
Unlike man, animals, so to speak, live without knowing death. The individual animal enjoys fully the immutability of its gender, being conscious of itself only as an immortal being.
I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.
Look, I don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive you’ve got to flap your arms and legs, you’ve got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you’re not alive.
Never forget that you must die; that death will come sooner than you expect… God has written the letters of death upon your hands. In the inside of your hands you will see the letters M.M. It means “Memento Mori” – remember you must die.
The irresistible and incessant stream of time carries all creations in its wave, throwing them into the depths of obscurity, regardless of whether they are trivial or, on the contrary, notable and important.
The certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour of death is a source of grief throughout our life.
Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back.
If you have a warm and caring heart, you’re loved ones will ensure you never depart. For long after you’ve turned that final page you’ll still be right there on center stage.
Stanley Victor Paskavich
In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality… The most ideal human passion is love, which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral.
She died or vanished somewhere, forgotten as a nameless number on a list which was subsequently mislaid.
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