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Life and Death

196 aphorisms  ·  11 comments

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tiny.ag/wbs0co8v  ·   Fair (195 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway.

Steven Coallier, 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/c3ydou6f  ·   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

tiny.ag/wdjstbs9  ·   Fair (27 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.

Ed Howe, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/0ocbsd1l  ·   Fair (69 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Why ask why? If it's raining it just is.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/uwjseqdv  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

While seeking revenge, dig two graves -- one for yourself.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/zckhxjq9  ·   Fair (82 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We are all serving a life sentence, and good behaviour is our only hope for a pardon.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/dzxgn8lw  ·   Fair (126 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/k0lhuitd  ·   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

tiny.ag/cqhmzryv  ·   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

tiny.ag/cfxqwrve  ·   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

tiny.ag/h3ssnixk  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/9exonkwl  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Growing old is not growing up.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/3dnw6xyp  ·   Fair (125 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Death is feared as birth is forgotten.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/eip3h9je  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/o7wo0x8t  ·   Fair (199 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Born to be wild -- live to outgrow it.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death