Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Food for thought

 "There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time."

All things will pass: wealth, beauty, possessions, career success; the thing that remains is the memory of you, as evidenced by your past actions.

Will the evidence of your existence on this world cease almost immediately with your death, or will you be significant and linger on the lips of many?

(slightly modified)

Peter Ryan



Peter Ryan said...

Thanks for the repost. I like the modification to significant too!
We have but one life and we need to spend it wisely.

I'd like to share a recent tweet of mine too:
Character is like art. You must spend time developing the skills to perfect it before you can be happy with the exhibition..

Qoheleth said...

Vanity of vanities, all things are vanity.

Anonymous said...

"...spend it wisely" hmmm!? to the wise one that 'third' death is of little concern. That we can agree (I hope). The real question is "What is of most concern to the wise person?