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Only love can be divided endlessly and still not diminish.
  —  Anne Morrow Lindbergh
They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind.
  —  Native American Proverb
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I do not believe in personal immortality; it seems so unnecessary.  Show me one man who deserves to live forever.
   —  Edward Abbey
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2013 A Fist Full Of Confusion
2012 Teaching Faith
2011 The Heart Of Terror
The Proportion Of Gravity And Probability

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Surely if the species must die, let it die while leaving behind a greater species that can take up more effectively the eternal struggle with darkness and stride to the kind of victories we can’t even imagine today.  Properly viewed, to such a species death is no death at all, but another step toward the only worthwhile immortality – that of life and intelligence in the abstract.
  —  Isaac Asimov
[This was written in my journal with no reference.  Looking it up, the one notation states it is from a 1967 article arguing against the value of individual / personal immortality.  I cannot speak for the species, but I will die contented if I pass believing I left my children better off than I was, in a world better than the one I have enjoyed being in.  —  KMAB]
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