In one of the stars, I shall be living.
In one of them, I shall be laughing.
And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you
look at the sky at night. Antoine de Saint-Exupery The Little Prince.
Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die. Amelia Burr
Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children
and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are
only wilted leaves on the tree of life. Albert Einstein
The heart hath its own memory, like the mind. And in it are
enshrined the precious keepsakes, into which is wrought the
giver's loving thought. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die. Thomas Campbell
Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings
where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy. Eskimo Proverb
He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and
loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and
the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished
his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether
by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who
has never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to
express it; who has always looked for the best in others and
given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose
memory a benediction. Bessie Stanley
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 W. Raymond
If I am to wear this mourning cloak, let it be made of the
fabric of love, woven by the fine thread of memory. Molly Fumia Safe Passage.
Remembering is an act of resurrection, each repetition a
vital layer of mourning, in memory of those we are sure to
meet again. Nancy Cobb In Lieu of Flowers.
When thou art above measure angry, bethink how momentary is
man's life. Marcus Aurelius
There is no such thing as death. In nature nothing dies.
From each sad remnant of decay some forms of life arise. Charles Mackay
God's finger touched him, and he slept. Alfred Lord Tennyson In Memoriam.
It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. Samuel Johnson
There is no cure for death, save to enjoy the interval. George Santayana
People living deeply have no fear of death. Anais Nin
He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us,
more potent, nay, more present than the living man. Antoine de Saint-Exupery The Wisdom of the Sands.
What good can come from meeting death with tears? If a man
is sorry for himself, he doubles death. Euripedes
There was a time when we were not: this gives us no concern
- why then should it trouble us that a time will come when
we shall cease to be? William Hazlitt
Though it is in the power of the weakest arm to take away
life, it is not in the strongest to deprive us of death. Sir Thomas Browne
To die completely, a person must not only forget but be forgotten,
and he who is not forgotten is not dead. Samuel Butler
Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short,
but when we have had our fill of fruit, our swelter of heat,
we said that we have had our day. Ralph Waldo Emerson
When we lose someoe we love, our bitterest tears are called
forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough. Maurice Maeterlinck
I knew a man who once said, "death smiles at us all;
all a man can do is smile back." From the movie Gladiator Spoken by character Maximus, played by
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love
deeply becomes a part of us. Helen Keller
He who doesn't fear death dies only once. Giovanni Falcone
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men. Herodotus
And they die an equal death - the idler and the man of mighty
deeds. Homer The Iliad.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of
me. That signifies nothing. For us believing physicists the
distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly
persistent illusion. Albert Einstein
Life and death are balanced on the edge of a razor. Homer The Iliad.
When I die I shall be content to vanish into nothingness....
No show, however good, could conceivably be good forever....
I do not believe in immortality, and have no desire for it. H.L. Mencken
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to
live. Henry Van Dyke
Boy, when you're dead, they really fix you up. I hope to
hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump
me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me
in a goddam cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of
flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who
wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody. J.D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye.
For what is it to die,
But to stand in the sun and melt into the wind? Kahlil Gibran The Prophet.
While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been
learning how to die. Leonardo Da Vinci
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used
brings happy death. Leonardo da Vinci
We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand
upon one whom we love. Madame de Stael
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss
is what dies inside us while we live. Norman Cousins
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. Robert Fulghum
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of
The goal of all life is death. Sigmund Freud
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. Socrates
God made death so we'd know when to stop. Steven Stiles
I intend to live forever. So far, so good. Steven Wright
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. Stewart Alsop
Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you
is to have nothing whatever to do with it. William Somerset Maugham
I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived. Willa Cather
I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared
for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. Winston Churchill
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time
to eternity. William Penn