While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.
In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
From a headstone in Ireland
He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.
Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.