There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life's highest, most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death.
Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearences.
The self-deceived person may even think he is able to console others who became victims of perfidious deception, but what insanity when someone who himself has lost the eternal wants to heal the person who is extremely sick unto death!
Death cannot explain itself. The earnestness consists precisely in this, that the observer must explain it to himself.
There was a thinker who became a hero by his death; he said that he could demonstrate the existence of God with a single straw.