This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live
Deuteronomy 30:19 (New International Version)
Ethics are so annoying. I avoid them on principle.
There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbours will say.
Do not condemn the judgement of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong.
Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.
Sir Winston Churchill
I hope that when I die, people say about me, 'Boy, that guy sure owed me a lot of money.'
Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?
1 Corinthians 15:55 (New International Version)
Death is psychologically as important as birth. Shrinking away from it is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.
A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one.
Rita Mae Brown
If anyone takes the life of a human being, he must be put to death.
Leviticus 24:16-18 (New International Version)
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details.
Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
W. Somerset Maugham
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
He not busy being born is busy dying.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39 (New International Version)
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways - I to die, and you to live. Which is better God only knows.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'
The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Proverbs 18:21 (New International Version)
Isn't it better to save 10 starving African babies than to keep your 90-year-old father on life support?
Robert Wright, Time, 18/01/07
Q4 - Is there life after death?
A - I've always found this a strange question. So many people don't have a life in this life, let alone worry about life after death.
Consider what you think justice requires, and decide accordingly. But never give your reasons; for your judgment will probably be right, but your reasons will certainly be wrong.
When one bases his life on principle, 99 percent of his decisions are already made.
Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions.
I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.
John 5:24 (New International Version)
Decisions become easier when your will to please God outweighs your will to please the world.
The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
1 Corinthians 15:26 (New International Version)
Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
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