There are people who, by virtue of their knowledge or experience, have made statements with a profound impact on society. Through their own life experiences, they have been able to share their thoughts on aspects of life and their views on one’s responsibility to that life. They are not afraid to talk about suicide. They have discussed their beliefs with regard to suicide and what life entails with a quality of speech that is not readily copied.
With a lot of people feeling disillusioned with life and thinking about suicide, perhaps some words may inspire them to see the world with different eyes. Here are some of these thoughts on Life and suicide:
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.
There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide.
“But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.”
“Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”
“You have a choice. Live or die. Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. To be or not to be.”
“Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live”
Charles Caleb Colton
“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.”
Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
The greatest glory in living lies in not ever falling, but in rising every time we fall.
William Dempster Hoard
Happiness doesn’t depend on what we have, but it does depend on how we feel toward what we have. We can be happy with little and miserable with much.
John Quincy Adams
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
Franklin D Roosevelt
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Sanity may be madness but the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
Peyton Conway March
There is a wonderful law of nature that the three things we crave most in life – happiness, freedom and peace of mind – are always attained by giving them to someone else.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
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