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Death

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced;
Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
(Cherokee wisdom)
 
There is a land of the living and a land of the dead, and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.
(Thornton Wilder, American playwright, 1897-1975)
 
I'm going to a special place when I die, but I want to make sure my life is special while I'm here.
(Payne Stewart, American golf player, 1957-1999)
 
Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.
(Henri Bergson, French philosopher, 1859-1941)
 
Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret ?  There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.
(Clive Staples Lewis, Irish author and philosopher, 1898-1963)
 
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
(Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author, 1811-1896)
 
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
(Albert Pike, American author, 1809-1891)
 
As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open,
so we bang against death ignoring heaven.
(Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss born psychiatrist, born 1926)
 
How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing, when the one thing needful for a man is to become;
to be at last, and to die in the fullness of his being.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French poet and aviator, 1900-1944)
 
You don't get to choose how you're going to die.  Or when.
You can only decide how you're going to live.  Now.
(Joan Baez, American singer-songwriter, born 1941)
 
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
(Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher, 121-180 A.D.)
 
Is death the last step ?  No, it is the final awakening.
(Sit Walter Scott, Scottish novelist and poet, 1771-1832)
 
Inside the Great Mystery that is, we don't really own anything.
What is this competition we feel then, before we go, one at a time, through the same gate ?
(Mevlana Jallaludin Rumi, Sufi poet and mystic, 1207-1273)
 
The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live.
(Joan Borysenko, American spiritual writer)
 
Live as you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever.
(Mahatma Gandhi, Indian nationalist leader, 1869-1948)