My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood… Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any surrendered enemy that falls in my hands! With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl!— Che Guevara
Pleasurable Preparing For Death quotations
I believe nature's a lot smarter than anyone thinks.
During the course of a man's life he develops a lot of pleasures and people he cares about. Then nature takes them away one by one. It's her way of preparing you for death.
The business of the Christian is nothing else but to be ever preparing for death.
Death is more certain than the morrow, than night following day, than winter following summer. Why is it then that we prepare for the night and for the winter time, but do not prepare for death. We must prepare for death. But there is only one way to prepare for death - and that is to live well.
Normally we do not like to think about death.
We would rather think about life. Why reflect on death? When you start preparing for death you soon realize that you must look into your life now... and come to face the truth of your self. Death is like a mirror in which the true meaning of life is reflected.
My life is a blunt to the head, a prayer for the dead, Run around hustlin.
..scared of the feds. They said death is eternal sleep, But the only thing is you ain't really sure if you prepared for the bed.
I spend my days preparing for life, not preparing for death.
Preparing for death is one of the most empowering things you can do.
Thinking about death clarifies your life.
A samurai should always be prepared for death - whether his own or someone else's.
Death is like a mirror in which the true meaning of life is reflected.
Death is the real inspiring genius or Musagetes of philosophy, and for this reason Socrates defined philosophy as thanatou mélétè (preparation for death; Plato, Phaedo, 81a). Indeed, without death there would hardly have been any philosophizing.
The point is that only one thing matters in this world, to prepare oneself for death. One can try to be as comfortable as possible until one dies... Because being comfortable does not have any meaning either. It just does not. Everything is only a big meaninglessness that one must bear.
Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.
We prepare to die by pushing ourselves to love less narrowly.
In that sense, readying ourselves for death is really an ever-widening entry into life.
It is good to have a reminder of death before us, for it helps us to understand the impermanence of life on this earth, and this understanding may aid us in preparing for our own death. He who is well prepared is he who knows that he is nothing compared with Wakan-Tanka, who is everything; then he knows that world which is real.
Hamlet and Victor Frankenstein are each obsessed with death.
Hamlet's whole story is a philosophical preparation for death; Victor's is an intellectual refusal to accept it.
Education is no longer thought of as a preparation for adult life, but as a continuing process of growth and development from birth until death.
No matter how prepared you think you are for the death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
How is it that we do not die of love in seeing that God Himself could do no more than shed His divine blood for us drop by drop? When as man He was preparing for death, He made Himself our food in order to give us life. God becomes food, bread for his creatures. Is this not enough to make us die of love?
The whole life of the philosopher is a preparation for death.
There is no fundamental difference between the preparation for death and the practice of dying, and spiritual practice leading to enlightenment.
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying says that death is the graduation ceremony, while living is just a long course in learning and preparing for the next journey. If we acknowledge death as the beginning, then how can we fear it?
The soul of man, like the bird in the shell, is still growing or ripening in sin or grace, till at last the shell breaks by death, and the soul flies away to the piece it is prepared for, and where it must abide forever.
If we confine ourselves to a general and distant reflection on the ills of human life, that can have no effect to prepare us for them. If by close and intense meditation we render them present and intimate to us, that is the true secret for poisoning all our pleasures, and rendering us perpetually miserable.
In peace prepare for war, in war prepare for peace.
The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence under no circumstances can it be neglected.
Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will before you sup from home.
At death we cross from one territory to another, but we'll have no trouble with visas. Our representative is already there, preparing for our arrival. As citizens of heaven, our entrance is incontestable.
In everything was the spirit of children's play - not the rule-ridden, time-killing play of adults that is a preparation for death, but the busy and credulous play of children that is a preparation for life.
To neglect at any time preparation for death is to sleep on our post at a siege;
to omit it in old age is to sleep at an attack.
Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death.
Should I never return, all is in order.
You must not procrastinate. Rather, you should make preparations so that even if you did die tonight, you would have no regrets. If you develop an appreciation for the uncertainty and imminence of death, your sense of the importance of using your time wisely will get stronger and stronger.
This habit of reading, I make bold to tell you, is your pass to the greatest, the purest, and the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared for His creatures. It lasts when all other pleasures fade. It will support you when all other recreations are gone. It will last until your death. It will make your hours pleasant to you as long as you live.
Instead of joyfully looking forward to my birth, my mother began systematically preparing for her own death. She was fatalistic.
I think I've always been somebody, since the deaths of my father and brother, who was afraid to hope. So, I was more prepared for failure and for rejection than for success.