Friedrich Nietzsche Quote
To die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Death of one's own free choice, death at the proper time, with a clear head and with joyfulness, consummated in the midst of children and witnesses: so that an actual leave-taking is possible while he who is leaving is still there.
The Case of Wagner: The Twilight of the Idols; Nietsche Contra Wagner; [The Antichrist] (ed. 1896)