Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
I don't fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach.
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
There is no life to be found in violence. Every act of violence brings us closer to death. Whether it's the mundane violence we do to our bodies by overeating toxic food or drink or the extreme violence of child abuse, domestic warfare, life-threatening poverty, addiction, or state terrorism.
Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.
Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem.
I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
Yes, people pull the trigger - but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror.