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Life and Death

196 aphorisms  ·  11 comments

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tiny.ag/cu6vdywe  ·   Fair (38 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who learns and runs away, lives to learn another day.

Edward Lee Thorndike, in Life and Death and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/tvfsj7gx  ·   Fair (433 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't feel good.

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

tiny.ag/diamcwob  ·   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

tiny.ag/ymq69cki  ·   Fair (115 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

Voltaire, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/8vqphwcy  ·   Fair (208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Mark van Essen

Mankind terminated, man what a break.

Mark van Essen, (from a lyric written for Bruce Springsteen), in Life and Death

tiny.ag/maz6ijau  ·   Fair (731 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Mysterious Stranger (paperback)

Life is but a dream, a grotesque and foolish dream.

Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/q2py4esl  ·   Fair (158 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Let us so live that when we come to die, even the undertaker will be sorry.

Mark Twain, in Life and Death and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/pmyrloxq  ·   Fair (61 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Earth is the cradle of the mind -- but one cannot eternally live in a cradle.

Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/62i8fdwb  ·   Fair (333 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sloppy, raggedy-assed old life. I love it. I never want to die.

Dennis Trudell, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

tiny.ag/byptdb1g  ·   Fair (56 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I've been trying for some time to develop a life style that doesn't require my presence.

Gary Trudeau, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/h8gckidt  ·   Fair (82 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Old age is the most unexpected of things that can happen to a man.

Leon Trotsky, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/mqbuthzj  ·   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

tiny.ag/lu1wfeec  ·   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

tiny.ag/up1actjs  ·   Fair (444 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, (sometimes, almost certainly incorrectly, attributed to the Buddha), in Life and Death

tiny.ag/nwd35ukj  ·   Fair (336 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.

Jean Paul Richter, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

tiny.ag/hvae0ia3  ·   Fair (995 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Leonard Alan Reiss

I have all the time in the world to worry about death when I am dead.

Leonard Reiss, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/xw6wlcfo  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life's a bitch, and life's got lots of sisters.

Ross Presser, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/e6lxgan0  ·   Fair (60 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A city is a large community where people are lonesome together.

Herbert Prochnow, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/9kvgpvf0  ·   Fair (957 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Leonard Alan Reiss

Time stands still for no man.

Leonard Reiss, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/i7frfq3v  ·   Fair (72 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Heed not my earthly lot, for it hath little of earth in it.

Edgar Allan Poe, in Life and Death