I learned early about the misery and dangers of life, and about the afterlife, about the external punishment which awaited the children of sin in Hell.
I happen to believe that there is an afterlife.
Do for this life as if you live forever, do for the afterlife as if you die tomorrow.
Ali ibn Abi Talib
Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good.
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
Of course you don't die. Nobody dies. Death doesn't exist. You only reach a new level of vision, a new realm of consciousness, a new unknown world.
Why do people embrace God? In my opinion, belief in God and an afterlife
is a necessary extension of man's need to feel that this life does not end with what we call death.
It is not all of life to live, nor yet all of death to die. For life and
death are one, and only those who will consider the experience as one may come to understand or comprehend what peace indeed means
~ Edgar Cayce
He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
I find it difficult to imagine an afterlife, such as Christians, or at any rate many
religious people, conceive it, believing that the conversations with relatives and friends interrupted here on earth will be continued in the hereafter.
And a friend of mine in the Christys, we used to sit up at night and talk and read and wonder
if reincarnation, and if it wasn't reality, what would happen to the human spirit when the body dies? Is there an afterlife? Just questions like that.
Death--the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my
whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.
~ Isaac Asimov
When you are born, you cry, and the world rejoices. When you die, you rejoice, and the world cries.
Tibetan Buddhist wisdom
How do you recover from an extraordinary loss? Take stock of the
loved ones around you. Hug them, love them, and cherish them. When you appreciate the joys in your life, it makes sorrow that much easier to swallow.
I believe that when death closes our eyes we shall awaken to a light, of which our sunlight is but the shadow
~ Arthur Schopenhauer
Likewise the leader of any state has to do the same, he has to enforce Shariah firmly, for he will be held in account later in the afterlife if he fails.
Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.
I had to get rid of any idea of hell or any idea of the afterlife.
That's what held me, kept me down. So now I just have nothing but contempt for the institution of the church.
He was a thinker, political figure, educator, and founder of the Ru School of Chinese thought.
Known to the Chinese as Master Kong and to the rest of the world as Confucius, he created a philosophy
based on virtue and believed in honesty, respect, sincerity.
Confucius taught that it was not the satisfaction of the senses in the present moment that would bring true
happiness, but well-planned actions and the helping of fellow man which mattered most.