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Life and Death

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (287 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The older a man gets, the farther he had to walk to school as a boy.

Unknown, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (262 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The secret to life is that there is no secret.

Unknown, 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 (397 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 (322 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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (259 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Not everyone born in a stable thinks himself a horse.

Unknown, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best thing about growing older is that it takes such a long time.

Unknown, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (544 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 (946 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 (134 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.

William Allen White, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1012 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by E. Lechner

Either those curtains go or I do.

Oscar Wilde, (last words), in Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (74 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is an unbroken succession of false situations.

Thornton Wilder, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

Earl Wilson, in Altruism and Cynicism and Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Death is life's way of telling you you've been fired.

R. Geis, in Life and Death

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