To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.
– J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
– Steve Jobs, American Entrepreneur, Apple co-Founder (b.1955).
The value of life lies not in its length, but in the use we make of it.
– Michel de Montaigne (1533-92)
It is only those who do nothing that make no mistakes.
– Attributed to Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)
If you have a warm and caring heart, you’re loved ones will ensure you never depart. For long after you’ve turned that final page you’ll still be right there on center stage.
– Stanley Victor Paskavich
Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
– Dr. Seuss
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
– Abraham Lincoln
The song is ended but the melody lingers on…
– Irving Berlin