He who has faith has… an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well – even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly.
B. C. Forbes
I die the king’s faithful servant, but God’s first.
I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I’ve been closer to him for that reason.
Faith is reason grown courageous.
To me faith means not worrying.
I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.
Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
W. Somerset Maugham
We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.
Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.
Nothing that is really good and God-like dies.
Ernst Moritz Arndt
A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.
A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies.