„If there is a meaning in life at all, then there must be a meaning in suffering. Suffering is an ineradicable part of life, even as fate and death.“
— Viktor E. Frankl, kniha A přesto říci životu ano
Man's Search for Meaning (1946; 1959; 1984), p. 67 in the 1959 Beacon Press edition
„The only religious way to think of death is as part and parcel of life; to regard it, with the understanding and the emotions, as the the inviolable condition of life.“
— Thomas Mann, kniha The Magic Mountain
The Magic Mountain (1924), Ch. 5
„Brethren! God gives the ummah that is skilled in the practice of death and that knows how to die a noble death, an exalted life in this world and eternal felicity in the next. What is the fantasy that has reduced us to loving this world and hating death? If you gird yourselves for a lofty deed and yearn for death, life shall be given to you. Know then that death is inevitable, and that it can only happen once. If you suffer it in the way of God, it will be your profit in this world, and your reward in the next.“
— Hassan Banna Egyptian politician 1906 - 1949
[Five Tracts of Hasan Al-Banna: A Selection from the Majmu at Rasail al-Imam al-Shahid Hasan al-Banna, University of California Press, 156] translated and annotated by Charles Wendell.
„Death makes no sense except to people who have passionately loved life. How can one die without having something to part from? Detachment is a negation of both life and death. Whoever has overcome his fear of death has also triumphed over life. For life is nothing but another word for this fear.“
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
Tears and Saints (1937)
„Some part of life – perhaps the most important part – must be left to the spontaneous action of individual impulse, for where all is system there will be mental and spiritual death.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
1950s, The Impact of Science on Society (1952)
„That flag and I are twins, born in the same hour from the same womb of destiny. We cannot be parted in life or in death.“
— John Paul Jones American naval officer 1747 - 1792
Misattributed, This statement was attributed to Jones in a 1900 biography by Augustus C. Buell which contains much material now believed to have been fabricated by Buell. Variant: That flag and I are twins. We were born at the same hour. We cannot be parted in life or death. So long as we float, we shall float together.
— Marcus Annaeus Lucanus, kniha Pharsalia
Pharsalia, Scire mori sors prima viris, sed proxima cogi. Book IX, line 211 (tr. E. Ridley).
„Strength is Life, Weakness is Death.
Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death.
Love is Life, Hatred is Death.“
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
„Anyone who really carries out this existence [ of the Discalced Carmelites ] in spirit and letter must see it as a foretaste of death, of the radical and irrevocable parting from all things that make life rich, sweet and attractive. It is a venturing into death in the hope of receiving a new, mysterious life from the hand of the Lord.“
— Ida Friederike Görres Austrian writer and noble 1901 - 1971
The Hidden Face p. 142.
— Albert Camus, kniha A Happy Death
A Happy Death (1971)
„My mother, a woman, told me this, and I’ll tell you, mijo, that you will learn who you are and who you aren’t in the next four or five years, because not to learn who you are and who you aren’t in the next few years, my mother said, is to be missing the most important part of your whole life.“
— Victor Villaseñor American writer 1940
Crazy Loco Love: A Memoir (2008)