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Life and Death

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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 (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

Comment#  ·   Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is only one blasphemy, and that is the refusal to experience joy.

Paul Rudnick, in Life and Death and Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (98 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

Margaret Lee Runbeck, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

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

Comment#  ·   Fair (89 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Goodbye. I am leaving because I am bored.

George Saunders, (dying words), in Life and Death

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 (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 (60 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Herbert Prochnow, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (957 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Leonard Alan Reiss

Time stands still for no man.

Leonard Reiss, in Life and Death

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