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Comment#  ·   Fair (549 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.

Stephen Vincent Benét, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (401 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

Hector Berlioz, in Life and Death and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (1183 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999  · 

It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not the opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed the same kind.

George Bernard, in Law and Politics and Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (190 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's like déjà vu all over again.

Yogi Berra, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (948 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

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

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 (199 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Born to be wild -- live to outgrow it.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (125 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Death is feared as birth is forgotten.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (133 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Death is the final wake-up call.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (126 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Drive slow and enjoy the scenery -- drive fast and join the scenery.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Growing old is not growing up.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (94 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's not a question of happiness, it's a requirement. Consider the alternative.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (88 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is good when we think it's good. Life is bad when we don't think.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (74 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Search for meaning, eat, sleep. Search for meaning, eat, sleep. Die, search for meaning, search for meaning, search for meaning.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Seeing the light is a choice, not seeing the light is no choice.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets, deeds are the target, the bulls-eye is heaven.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To awake from death is to die in peace.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

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