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"The Master gives himself up to whatever the moment brings. He knows that he is going to die, and he has nothing left to hold on to: no illusions in his mind, no resistances in his body. He doesn't think about his actions; They flow from the core of his being. He holds nothing back from life; Therefore he is ready for death, As a man is ready for sleep After a good day's work."
-Lao Tzu, 500 B.C.

"Do not stand there at my grave and weep;
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand there at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die."


"Have no fear of moving into the unknown.
Simply step out fearlessly,
knowing that I am with you."

-Eileen Caddy

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
-George S. Patton, Jr.

"We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death."
-David Sarnoff

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."
-e. e. cummings

"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."
-Helen Keller

"Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough."

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
-Henry David Thoreau

"Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good."
-William Mitford

"Death--the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening."
-Walter Scott

"All say, 'How hard it is that we have to die'--a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live."
-Mark Twain

"I look upon life as a gift from God. I did nothing to earn it. Now that the time is coming to give it back, I have no right to complain."
-Joyce Cary

"The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life."

"Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names."

"God's finger touched him, and he slept."
-Alfred, Lord Tennyson

"He that lives to forever, never fears dying."
-William Penn

"How oft when they were at the point of death have men been merry!"

"But I will be A bridegroom in my death, and run into't
As to a lover's bed."


"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."
-Psalms 23:4

"Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, ease after war, death after life, does greatly please."
-Sir Edmund Spenser

"...silence sounds no worse than tears, after death has stopped the ears."
-A.E. Housman

"Death is the veil which those who live call life: They sleep, and it is lifted."
-Percy Blysshe Shelley

"Death opens unknown doors. It is most grand to die."
-John Masefield

"Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,
And death shall have no dominion."

-Dylan Thomas

"Death is one of two things. Either it is annihilation, and the dead have no consciousness of anything; or, as we are told, it is really a change: a migration of the soul from one place to another."

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
-Teddy Roosevelt

"Everyone must row with the oars he has."
-English Proverb

"God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars."
-Elbert Hubbard

"It is not length of life, but depth of life."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact."
-William Jones

"To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground."
-Stephen R. Covey

"The greater the obstacle, the more the glory in overcoming it."



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