We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love.
Madame de Stael
Death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes.
People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. It is as though they were traveling abroad.
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
Henry Van Dyke
Take death for example. A great deal of our effort goes into avoiding it. We make extraordinary efforts to delay it, and often consider its intrusion a tragic event. Yet we’d find it hard to live without it. Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless if there were to much of it.
There is nothing certain in a man's life but that he must lose it.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.