It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death. – Epictetus
Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear. – Anonymous
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. – Helen Keller
What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across
the grass and loses itself in the sunset. – Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator 1830 – 1890
Today is the first and last day of forever. – Stephenie Meyer
A man’s dying is more his survivor’s affair than his own. – Thomas Mann
Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. – Khalil Gibran
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. – George S. Patton
We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone. – Orson Welles
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. – From a headstone in Irelan
“If I could dream at all, it would be about you. And I’m not ashamed of it” – Stephenie Meyer
“You can fall from the sky, You can fall from a tree, but the best way to fall is in love with me.” – Anonymous
“Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being “in love” which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.” – St. Augustine
“I’ve noticed that being with you, I smile more often, I anger a little less quickly, the sun shines a little brighter, and life is so much sweeter. For being with you takes me to a different place: a place called love.” – Anonymous
“No, this trick wont work…How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?” – Albert Einstein
“I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn’t matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together.” – Julia Roberts
“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them. – Agatha Christie