Aphorisms About Dying and the Meaning of Life
Post date: Jan 23, 2016 3:12:51 PM
Some aphorisms about dying and the meaning of life
Only those who are able to let go of everything to which they are attached are ready to die.
A haunting question: If I were to die tomorrow afternoon, would I be able to say that my life had meaning?
One of life's great aims is to feel keenly both its tragedy and its beauty.
Sometimes life is disappointing, but sometimes it isn't.
Winning adulation and praise feels satisfying, but we will not be able to take them with us when we die.
No one wants to waste a few hours of time, but few are concerned about wasting their whole lives.
Some people regard life as a prison that can be escaped only through death. Others live as though they were dead. Still others regard life with joyous freedom, to be savored and loved.
© 2016 by Cliff Williams
From "Aphorisms: In the Tradition of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Proverbs" by Cliff Williams, a Professional Philosopher Whose Thoughts Sometimes Stray from the Abstract and Esoteric to the Mundane, but Sublime, Matters of Life