„War forgets peace. Peace forgives war. War is the death of the life human. Peace is the birth of the Life Divine.“
— Sri Chinmoy Indian writer and guru 1931 - 2007
Songs of the Soul (1971), Context: War forgets peace. Peace forgives war. War is the death of the life human. Peace is the birth of the Life Divine. Our vital passions want war. Our psychic emotions desire peace.
— Morihei Ueshiba founder of aikido 1883 - 1969
The Art of Peace (1992), Context: When life is victorious, there is birth; when it is thwarted, there is death. A warrior is always engaged in a life-and-death struggle for Peace.
— Robert E. Howard American author 1906 - 1936
"The God in the Bowl" (1952), Context: Arus the watchman grasped his crossbow with shaky hands, and he felt beads of clammy perspiration on his skin as he stared at the unlovely corpse sprawling on the polished floor before him. It is not pleasant to come upon Death in a lonely place at midnight.
„There is no death! Death only exists for those who cannot accept evolution. Everything changes. Death is a transition from movement to movement. Death is static. Death is movement. Death is static. Death is movement.“
— Jean Tinguely Swiss painter and sculptor 1925 - 1991
Quotes, 1960's, untitled statements in 'Zero 3', (1961), reprinted in 'Zero', ed. Otto Piene and Heinz Mack, Cambridge, Mass; MIT Press 1973, p. 119
— Martin Van Buren American politician, 8th President of the United States (in office from 1837 to 1841) 1782 - 1862
Inaugural address (1837)
„Transition is always a relief. Destination means death to me. If I could figure out a way to remain forever in transition, in the disconnected and unfamiliar, I could remain in a state of perpetual freedom.“
— David Wojnarowicz, Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration
„I would like to live in Manchester, England. The transition between Manchester and death would be unnoticeable.“
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
„If one regards life and death as natural processes, the metaphysical dread vanishes, and one obtains "peace of mind."“
— Peter Wessel Zapffe Norwegian philosopher, mountaineer, and author 1899 - 1990
To Be a Human Being (1989–90)
— Salvador Allende Chilean physician and politician 1908 - 1973
Final address (1973), Context: Placed in a historic transition, I will pay for loyalty to the people with my life. And I say to them that I am certain that the seeds which we have planted in the good conscience of thousands and thousands of Chileans will not be shriveled forever. They have force and will be able to dominate us, but social processes can be arrested by neither crime nor force. History is ours, and people make history.
— Robert Smith Surtees English writer 1805 - 1864
Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds ch. 39
— Hasan ibn Ali Shia Imam 624 - 669
General Quotes, Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 111
„Welcome the view that the things which you think are wrecking your life - like your thoughts and emotions, or illness and death - are actually gifts for your transformation… Whether life presents us with a pleasant sound or an unpleasant sound, a pleasant smell or an unpleasant smell, a pleasant thought or an unpleasant thought, it's sheer delight because instead of identifying with the experience, we simply touch it and let it go.“
— Dilgo Khyentse Bhutanese Buddhist Lama 1910 - 1991
„Still are thy pleasant voices, thy nightingales, awake;
For Death, he taketh all away, but them he cannot take.“
— William Johnson Cory English educator and poet 1823 - 1892
— Cassandra Clare, buch City of Bones
The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones (2007), Clary to Jace, pg. 216
— Bret Harte American author and poet 1836 - 1902
East and West Poems, Part I, The Copperhead.
„Just as what is in the jar, when broken, becomes one with the surroundings, death offers the opportunity to recognize the basic truth of all existence through non-discriminating one-pointedness. Like space, the essence of mind is unaffected by transition and death.“
— Lama Ole Nydahl Danish lama 1941
Fearless Death: Buddhist Wisdom on the Art of Dying (2012)