Death - the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
When you are born, you cry, and the world rejoices.
When you die, you rejoice, and the world cries.
The song is ended, but the melody lingers on...
There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words
left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Perhaps they are not stars but rather
openings in Heaven where the love of our lost
ones shines down to let us know they are happy
Your end, which is endless, is as a snowflake dissolving in the pure air.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep,
so life well used brings happy death.
Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature, nor do the children
of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run
than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Death is not the end Death can never be the end.
Death is the road. Life is the traveller.
The Soul is the Guide
Our mind thinks of death. Our heart thinks of life
Our soul thinks of Immortality.
Say not in grief that she is no more
but say in thankfulness that she was
A death is not the extinguishing of a light,
but the putting out of the lamp
because the dawn has come.
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in; their true beauty is revealed only if their light is from within.
Elizabeth Kubler Ross
We make a living by what we get;
we make a life by what we give
The boundaries between life and death are
at best shadowy and vague.
Who shall say where one ends
and where the other begins?
Edgar Allen Poe
In three words I can sum up everything
I've learned about life: it goes on.
When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night,
And pay no worship to the garish sun.
Scene 2-Romeo and Juliet
"I can't think of a more wonderful thanksgiving
for the life I have had than that everyone
should be jolly at my funeral"
Admiral Lord Mountbatten
Men fear death as children fear to go into the dark; and as that natural fear in children
is increased with tales, so is the other.
Men fear death, as if unquestionably the
greatest evil, and yet no man knows that
it may not be the greatest good.
I know death has ten thousand several doors
for men to take their exits
I have seen death too often to believe in death,
It is not an ending, but a withdrawal.
As one who finishes a long journey.
Stills the motor. Turns off the lights
Steps from the car
And walks up the path
To the home that awaits him
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Emerson Ralph Waldo
Life and death are but phases of the same thing, the reverse and obverse of the same coin. Death is as necessary for man's growth as life itself.
Say not in grief he is no more - but live in thankfulness that he was
It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.
I fall asleep in the full and certain hope
That my slumber shall not be broken;
And that, though I be all-forgetting,
Yet shall I not be all-forgotten,
But continue that life in the thoughts and deeds
of those I have loved.
Say not 'Good-night' but in some brighter clime,
bid me 'Good-morning.'
Anna Laetitia Barbauld
Some are bound to die young
By dying young a person stays young
in people's memory.
If he burns brightly before he dies,
his brightness shines for all time
Sometimes, when one person is absent,
the whole world seems depopulated
Allphonse de Lamartine
The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.
Grief is the price we pay for love
Queen Elizabeth II
Anything that is of value in life
only multiplies when it is given.
Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is
a mystery and today is a gift,
which is why it is called the present.
What the caterpillar perceives is the end;
to the butterfly is just the beginning.
Everything that has a beginning has an ending.
Make your peace with that and all will be well
Cowards die many times before their deaths:
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Death is the veil which those who live call life:
They sleep, and it is lifted.
Percy Blysshe Shelley
I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr
Who knows when the end is reached?
Death may be the beginning of life.
How do I know that love of life is not a
delusion after all? How do I know that he who dreads
to die is as a child who has lost the
way and cannot find his way home?
How do I know that the dead repent of
having previously clung to life?
Perhaps passing through the gates of death
is like passing quietly through the gate
in a pasture fence. On the other side,
you keep walking, without the need to
look back. No shock, no drama, just the
lifting of a plank or two in a simple
wooden gate in a clearing.
Neither pain, nor floods of light, nor great voices,
but just the silent crossing of a meadow.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream;
it may be so the moment after death.
If death could be seen as a beautiful
clear lake, refreshing and buoyant,
then when a consciousness moves towards
its exit from a body there would be that
delightful plunge and it would simply swim away.
In the godforsaken, obscene quicksand of life,
there is a deafening alleluia rising from the souls of those who weep, and of those who weep with those who weep. If you watch, you will see
The hand of God putting the stars back in their skies one by one.
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding,
I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
The people who pretend that dying is rather like strolling into the next room always leave me unconvinced. Death, like birth,
must be a tremendous event.
J. B. Priestley
Tis after death that we measure men.
James Barron Hope
'Tis the maddest trick a man can ever play in his whole life, to let his breath sneak out of his body without any more ado, and without so much as a rap o'er the pate, or a kick of the guts; to go out like the snuff of a farthing candle, and die merely of the mulligrubs, or the sullens.
Miguel De Cervantes
A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.
A considerable percentage of the people we meet on the street are people who are empty inside, that is, they are actually already dead. It is fortunate for us that we do not see and do not know it. If we knew what a number of people are actually dead and what a number of these dead people govern our lives, we should go mad with horror.
A dead atheist is someone who is all dressed up with no place to go.
A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.
A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!
Oliver Wendell Holmes
A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.
A good man dies when a boy goes wrong.
A human act once set in motion flows on forever to the great account. Our deathlessness is in what we do, not in what we are.
A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man.
Percival Arland Ussher
A person doesn't die when he should but when he can.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.
A useless life is an early death.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
A wooden bed is better than a golden coffin.
After life's fitful fever he sleeps well. Treason has done his worst. Nor steel nor poison, malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing can touch him further.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Against you I will fling myself, unvanquished and unyielding, O Death!
Alas, I am dying beyond my means.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
E. B. White
Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
Simone de Beauvoir
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
Don't go through life, grow through life.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
Henry David Thoreau
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
I do not regret one moment of my life.
A healthful hunger for a great idea is the beauty and blessedness of life.
Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it.
Charles M. Schulz
Everything in life is luck.
Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson