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Comment#  ·   Fair (128 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.

Jean de la Bruyère, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (444 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Decay is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.

Buddha, (last words), in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (894 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by Brad Johnson

I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead.

Jimmy Buffett, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (138 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Death meant little to me. It was the last joke in a series of bad jokes.

Charles Bukowski, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (433 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't feel good.

Luther Burbank, (dying words), in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (164 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All animals except man know that the ultimate of life is to enjoy it.

Samuel Butler, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (202 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Too much credit is given to the end result. The true lesson is in the struggle that takes place between the dream and reality. That struggle is a thing called life!

Garth Brooks, in Life and Death and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (890 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999  · 

Death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down. The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you.

Woody Allen, in Life and Death and Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (451 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality by living forever.

Woody Allen, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (743 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (69 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is a rollercoaster. Try to eat a light lunch.

David A. Schmaltz, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (820 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Lord, what fools these mortals be!

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

A Midsummer Night's Dream (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (63 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is too important to take seriously.

Corky Siegel, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.

Carl Sandburg, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (108 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sanity is madness put to good use.

George Santayana, in Life and Death

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