Study as if you were going to live forever; live as if you were going to die tomorrow.
Dying is something we human beings do continuously, not just at the end of our physical lives on this earth.
Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.
Man is immortal; therefore he must die endlessly. For life is a creative idea; it can only find itself in changing forms.
I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.
As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relations with this best and truest friend of mankind, that his image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling! And I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity ... of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.
Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.
That's the good part of dying; when you've nothing to lose, you run any risk you want.
If a relationship is to evolve, it must go through a series of endings.
Don't hold on to anything too tightly; sooner or later, you'll have to let go.
The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives — the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.
You're only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, But rather that it shall never have a beginning.
Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in ... fear and resentment of what is new is really a lament for the memories of our childhood.
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies within while we live.
And so long as you have not experienced this:
To die and to grow,
You are but a troubled guest
On the dark earth.
The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.
A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake.
An absolute condition of all successful living, whether for an individual or a nation, is the acceptance of death.
If you want to die happily, learn to live;
if you would live happily, learn to die.