Although I read a book about the American Christian missionary Jim Elliot (1927-1956) some years ago, I remember very little about him - save that he died at the hands of a South American tribe while on a missionary expedition. However, there is something he said that I have occasionally heard quoted and which often comes to mind. That being the case, I searched for it and found the following. The first quote is the one I often remember; the other two I think are worth including.
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose."
"When it comes time to die, make sure that all you have to do is die."
"I seek not a long life, but a full one, like you Lord Jesus."