"It is not death that a man should fear,
but he should fear never beginning to live."
- Marcus Aurelius
"And in the end,
it's not the years in your life that count.
It's the life in your years."
- Abraham Lincoln
"As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light of meaning
in the darkness of mere being."
- Carl Jung
And when physical death finally occurs...
"Has this world been so kind to you
that you should leave with regret?
There are better things ahead
than any we leave behind."
- C.S. Lewis
"Brothers, we do not want you
to be ignorant about those who fall asleep,
or to grieve like the rest of men,
who have no hope.
We believe that Jesus died and rose again
and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus
those who have fallen asleep in him."
- 1 Thessalonians 4:13,14 NIV
"'I will ransom them from the power of the grave;
I will redeem them from death.'"
- Hosea 13:14 NIV
"But your dead will live;
their bodies will rise.
You who dwell in the dust,
wake up and shout for joy."
- Isaiah 26:19 NIV
"'Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?'"
- 1 Corinthians 15:55 NIV