"Nature creates while destroying, and doesn't care whether it creates or destroys as long as life isn't extinguished, as long as death doesn't lose its rights."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Ivan Turgenev on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Ivan Turgenev on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Ivan Turgenev on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Ivan Turgenev on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Ivan Turgenev on Helen Keller
"In days of doubt, in days of dreary musings on my country's fate, you alone are my comfort and support, oh great, powerful, righteous, and free Russian language!"
"Death's an old joke, but each individual encounters it anew."
"In the end, nature is inexorable: it has no reason to hurry and, sooner or later, it takes what belongs to it. Unconsciously and inflexibly obedient to its own laws, it doesn't know art, just as it doesn't know freedom, just as it doesn't know goodness."
"Who among us has the strength to oppose petty egoism, those petty good feelings, pity and remorse?"
"To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness."