The fear of criticism is at the bottom of the destruction of most ideas which never reach the planning and action stage.
He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
It's stasis that kills you off in the end, not ambition.
Our strength lies in our intensive attacks and our barbarity...After all, who today remembers the genocide of the Armenians?
On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily lying down.
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
Could any death be so horrible as birth? Or any decrepitude so awful as childhood in a happy united God-fearing family?
In Heaven, all the interesting people are missing.
Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.
If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right.
Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so.
When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die.
No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they'd die for.
For a man who has done his natural duty, death is as natural as sleep.
If you don't know how to live, why wonder about death?
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Courage is not the absence of fear it is inspiring others to move beyond it.
Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.