We live to die. - Mahogony Hunter

Benjamin Franklin

In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Death takes no bribes

My Aunt That Is 45

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.

Aphorisms On Death



- No one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.

- We cannot be sure that we have something to live for unless we are ready to die for it.

- To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them: but they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what we do not know?