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Comment#  ·   Fair (253 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Children aren't happy without something to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.

Ogden Nash, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (761 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.

Ogden Nash, Versus, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (282 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Plato was a bore.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (314 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks into you.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.

Sean O'Casey, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (697 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

I've never been this old in my entire life.

Rev. J. D. O'Neal, (sermon: "Redeeming the Time"), in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it.

William Osler, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

M. Scott Peck, in Life and Death and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (340 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.

Plato, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (89 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We come and go just like ripples in a stream.

John V. Politis, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (93 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.

Franklin P. Jones, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (99 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.

Franklin P. Jones, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (107 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it.

Danny Kaye, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (59 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.

Charles F. Kettering, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (156 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is short. Live it up.

Nikita Khrushchev, (New York Times Magazine, August 3, 1958), in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (183 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A child is a person who can't understand why someone would give away a perfectly good kitten.

Doug Larson, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (107 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your own children have teenagers of their own.

Doug Larson, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (296 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Life is ours to be spent, not saved.

D. H. Lawrence, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

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