Sep 2, 2013

Quotes About Life And Death

Quotes About Life And Death

The conscience of death accompanies us since childhood, as conscience of the absolute destruction of the only precious treasure of ours: our I.
- E. Morin

In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality... The most ideal human passion is love, which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral.
- George Santayana

Unlike man, animals, so to speak, live without knowing death. The individual animal enjoys fully the immutability of its gender, being conscious of itself only as an immortal being.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

"Who am I?" Maybe you've never even asked yourself this question. You might think you already know who you are. Unfortunately, however, it's likely that you don't know who you are at all. And if you don't know your real identity, you're in trouble. You'll spend your life in a kind of dream state—you'll falsely identify yourself as something or someone you aren't. Then, on the basis of this false identification, you'll determine the goals of your life and the purpose of your existence. You use these goals to gauge whether you are making "progress" in life, whether you are a "success." And you are aided and abetted in this delusion by a complex network of relationships with other dreamers. Of course, at death (and sometimes before), the whole thing turns into a nightmare
The anguish of death hangs over and leads the human spirit to wonder about the mysteries of existence, man’s destiny, life, the world.
- E. Morin

The certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour of death is a source of grief throughout our life.
- E. Morin

- Epicurus
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.

Death is never a trick; nature doesn’t play a comedy; instead, it’s a tragic, colossal and unstoppable drama.
- L. Fuerbach

The irresistible and incessant stream of time carries all creations in its wave, throwing them into the depths of obscurity, regardless of whether they are trivial or, on the contrary, notable and important.
- Ann Comnena

The earth that's nature's mother is her tomb.
- Shakespeare

She died or vanished somewhere, forgotten as a nameless number on a list which was subsequently mislaid.
- Boris Pasternak

Death frights us. Death is a perpetual torment, for which there is no sort of consolation. There is no way by which it may not reach us. We may continually turn our heads this way and that, as if in a suspected country, but we can’t forget death.
- Montaigne

Men come, go, sing and dance, without uttering a word about death. All this is very fine: but, when it comes either to themselves, their wives, their children, or their friends, taking them unawares and unprepared, then what torment, what outcries, what madness and despair.
- Montaigne

Man is a being that knows death, but can’t believe it.

- E. Morin

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