Life and Death
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I have long considered it one of God's greatest mercies that the future is hidden from us. If it were not, life would surely be unbearable.
Millions long for immortality but do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Beauty: That power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
All I desire for my own burial is not to be buried alive.
The only absolute knowledge worth attaining is that your life is meaningless. -- My life? Well now, that's another story...
Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think, and a docudrama with ugly actors for those who film docudramas.
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.
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.
We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.
I kept on digging the hole deeper and deeper looking for the treasure chest until I finally lifted my head, looked up and realised that I had dug my own grave.