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.
They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days.
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
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.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.
He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
Is death the last sleep? No, it is the last and final awakening.
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
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.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Grief is the price we pay for love.
The song is ended, but the melody lingers on.
I can't think of a more wonderful thanksgiving for the life I've had than that everyone should be jolly at my funeral.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.
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