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Life and Death

196 aphorisms  ·  11 comments

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tiny.ag/cu6vdywe  ·   Fair (38 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who learns and runs away, lives to learn another day.

Edward Lee Thorndike, in Life and Death and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/fznv6alr  ·   Fair (554 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I never think of the future -- it will come soon enough.

Albert Einstein, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/9xelzoym  ·   Fair (175 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think, and a docudrama with ugly actors for those who film docudramas.

Dr. Squid, in Altruism and Cynicism and Life and Death

tiny.ag/prynfiw1  ·   Fair (63 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is too important to take seriously.

Corky Siegel, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/zlo9d2aq  ·   Fair (99 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.

Socrates, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/dtxsg5kf  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is statistics.

Josef Stalin, in Altruism and Cynicism and Life and Death

tiny.ag/p2zj718l  ·   Fair (207 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only absolute knowledge worth attaining is that your life is meaningless. -- My life? Well now, that's another story...

Dr. Squid, in Altruism and Cynicism and Life and Death

tiny.ag/f70nm4cm  ·   Fair (868 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

All I desire for my own burial is not to be buried alive.

The Earl of Chesterfield, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/pmqy9n03  ·   Fair (782 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's better to waste one's youth than to do nothing with it at all.

Georges Courteline, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/j0xwttzq  ·   Fair (331 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.

Jacques Cousteau, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/fmvyhi8i  ·   Fair (148 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.

Clarence Darrow, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/hoklinq4  ·   Fair (447 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Middle age is youth without levity. And old age without decay.

Daniel Defoe, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/xiwdsjg7  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.

Daniel Dennett, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/odq1svy5  ·   Fair (368 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.

Phyllis Diller, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/wva2bjoz  ·   Fair (153 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I kept on digging the hole deeper and deeper looking for the treasure chest until I finally lifted my head, looked up and realised that I had dug my own grave.

Dominic, (on the psychology of a gambler), in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/bzz5t4jw  ·   Fair (820 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A Midsummer Night's Dream (paperback)

Lord, what fools these mortals be!

William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/4zhqdoip  ·   Fair (397 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is a tale told by an idiot -- full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

William Shakespeare, Macbeth, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/osjwdfeg  ·   Fair (948 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Beauty: That power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Life and Death and Men and Women

tiny.ag/l3yahg9k  ·   Fair (743 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Prescription: A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to the patient.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Health and Disease and Life and Death

tiny.ag/v1gy9mza  ·   Fair (190 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's like déjà vu all over again.

Yogi Berra, in Life and Death