wisdom in one sentence – on death

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!
—Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman

People living deeply have no fear of death.
—Anaïs Nin

Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.
—Benjamin Franklin

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
—Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Dying is a wild night and a new road.
—Emily Dickinson

If you don’t know how to die, don’t worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don’t bother your head about it.
—Montaigne

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