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Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (115 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Voltaire, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (72 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.

Karl Wallenda, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (115 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Without the threat of death there's no reason to live at all.

Brian Warner, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (402 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To live a perfect life, you must ask nothing, give nothing, and expect nothing.

Unknown, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (358 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Try to get all of your posthumous medals in advance.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (399 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

Unknown, (Indian proverb), in Life and Death and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (323 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Dave Supulski

You are only young once... but you can be immature your whole life.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (294 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You draw nothing out of the bank of life except what you deposit in it.

Unknown, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (283 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We all have to die some day, if we live long enough.

Dave Farber, Icon Programming Language Home Page, in 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

Comment#  ·   Fair (85 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?

Ursula K. LeGuin, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (935 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Life is like a sewer -- what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.

Tom Lehrer, (from the album An Evening Wasted), in Life and Death

An Evening Wasted (audio CD)

Comment#  ·   Fair (145 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.

John Lennon, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (60 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much a master of the world as he who is ready to die.

Giacomo Leopardi, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (203 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

Abraham Lincoln, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.

Vincent T. Lombardi, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (83 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The brave don't live forever, but the cautious don't live at all. Here's to the brave!

Timothy Luce, in Life and Death

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