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Comment#  ·   Fair (72 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Heed not my earthly lot, for it hath little of earth in it.

Edgar Allan Poe, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (89 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We come and go just like ripples in a stream.

John V. Politis, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The idea is to die young as late as possible.

Ashley Montagu, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (48 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The difficulty in life is the choice.

George Moore, The Bending of the Bough, act IV, 1900, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (253 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Children aren't happy without something to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.

Ogden Nash, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (761 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.

Ogden Nash, Versus, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (282 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Plato was a bore.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (314 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks into you.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.

Sean O'Casey, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (697 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

I've never been this old in my entire life.

Rev. J. D. O'Neal, (sermon: "Redeeming the Time"), in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it.

William Osler, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

M. Scott Peck, in Life and Death and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (340 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.

Plato, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (402 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To live a perfect life, you must ask nothing, give nothing, and expect nothing.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (358 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Try to get all of your posthumous medals in advance.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (399 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

Unknown, (Indian proverb), in Life and Death and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (323 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Dave Supulski

You are only young once... but you can be immature your whole life.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (294 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You draw nothing out of the bank of life except what you deposit in it.

Unknown, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (283 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We all have to die some day, if we live long enough.

Dave Farber, Icon Programming Language Home Page, in Life and Death

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