Why do people avoid talking about End-of-Life? The world’s greatest writers, philosophers and scholars have written about the subject extensively.
We would like to share some inspirational quotes on End-of-Life from some of our greatest thinkers.From the profound to the reflective, read how they make sense of the eventuality we all will face.
“Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.”
Pope Paul VI
“What is a fear of living? It’s being afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself – for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.”
“Almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
Steve Jobs, Apple co-Founder
“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
“Death is the opening of a more subtle life. In the flower, it sets free the perfume; in the chrysalis, the butterfly; in man, the soul.”