We are born with two incurable diseases, life, from which we
die, and hope, which says maybe death isn't the end.
When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the soul laughs
for what it has found.
I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
Leonardo Da Vinci
I die I shall be content to vanish into nothingness.... No show, however good,
could conceivably be good forever.... I do not believe in immortality, and have
no desire for it.
is better to die on your feet
than to live on your knees
Do not seek death.
Death will find you.
But seek the road which
makes death a fulfillment
How do I know that loving
life is not a delusion? How do I know that in hating death I am not like a man
who, having left home in his youth, has forgotten the way back?
By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.
Each man's life is but a breath.
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed--
in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.
When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory."
"Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?"
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
1 Corinthians 15
I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know!
I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;
but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.
Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,
so that through my being with you again your joy in Christ Jesus will overflow on account of me.
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death--that is, the devil--
and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers. Anyone who does not love remains in death.
1 John 3
Then I heard a voice from heaven say, "Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." "Yes," says the Spirit, "they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them."