"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."
"The idea is to die young as late as possible."
"Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it."
"They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person."
"Suicide is man's way of telling God, "You can't fire me - I quit.""
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."
"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."
"We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death."
"It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls."
"Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them."
"No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow."
"Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death."
"From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity."
"Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly."
"To die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Death of one's own free choice, death at the proper time, with a clear head and with joyfulness, consummated in the midst of children and witnesses: so that an actual leave-taking is possible while he who is leaving is still there."
"Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other."
"Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live."
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."
"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds."
"While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil."
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