Tears are sometimes an inapproriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death's perfect punctuation mark is a smile.
I dislike death, but there are things I dislike more than death, therefore, there are occasions when I will not avoid danger.
You can lose a man like that by your own death, but not by his.
- George Bernard Shaw
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor.
- Joseph Addison
Death is not the greatest loss in life.
- Norman Cousins
Death is the great adventure beside which moon landings and space trips pale into insignificance.
- Addison Joseph
Like a rotten log half buried in the ground - my life, which has not flowered, comes to this sad end.
Do not seek death; death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.