Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
It comes with faith, for with complete faith there is no fear of what faces you in life or death.
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
Cinema can speak to people's consciences. I don't think I've wasted this life because I've contributed something to the course of political events.
One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.
There's something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure, when I really enjoy my life.
People living deeply have no fear of death.
A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.
I'm laughing because I know the secret of life. And the secret of life is that I have validated my existence. I know that I am worth more than my house, my bank account, or any physical thing.
I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.
Seek not, my soul, the life of the immortals; but enjoy to the full the resources that are within thy reach.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive - the risk to be alive and express what we really are.
Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death.
Caught up in life, you see it badly. You suffer from it or enjoy it too much. The artist, in my opinion, is a monstrosity, something outside of nature.
Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
No man enjoys the true taste of life, but he who is ready and willing to quit it.
If you maintain a dead church, contribute to a dead Bible-society, vote with a great party either for the government or against it, spread your table like base housekeepers, - under all these screens I have diffuculty to detect the precise man you are: and of course so much force is withdrawn from your proper life.? But do your work and I shall know you.? Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself.? A man must consider what a blind-man's bluff is this game of conformity.? If I know your sect I anticipate your argument.