Thus that which is the most awful of evils

  • Thus that which is the most awful of evils, death, is nothing to us, since when we exist there is no death, and when there is death we do not exist. Epicurus
  • The irony of man’s condition is that the deepest need is to be free of the anxiety of death and annihilation; but it is life itself which awakens it, and so we must shrink from being fully alive. – Ernest Becker
  • The idea of death, the fear of it, haunts the human animal like nothing else; it is a mainspring of human activity – designed largely to avoid the fatality of death, to overcome it by denying in some way that it is the final destiny of man. – Ernest Becker