Aphorisms Galore!

Life and Death

196 aphorisms  ·  11 comments

Aphorisms in This Category

tiny.ag/an54x2gt  ·   Fair (966 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh (hardcover)

"How long does getting thin take?" Pooh asked anxiously.

A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh, in Food and Drink and Life and Death

tiny.ag/jjzf0pi4  ·   Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The idea is to die young as late as possible.

Ashley Montagu, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/gzh6qgv0  ·   Fair (48 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The difficulty in life is the choice.

George Moore, The Bending of the Bough, act IV, 1900, 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/5lwhiz1c  ·   Fair (89 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We come and go just like ripples in a stream.

John V. Politis, 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

tiny.ag/dg8glncm  ·   Fair (340 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.

Plato, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/gmwn1b4c  ·   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

tiny.ag/rl8ocqtb  ·   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

tiny.ag/zdy6kvq5  ·   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

tiny.ag/ubucsjmk  ·   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

tiny.ag/r1riepsv  ·   Fair (314 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/jwf0oyef  ·   Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/1wskdikh  ·   Fair (282 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Plato was a bore.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/e9ltnt7p  ·   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

tiny.ag/gw23usfp  ·   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

tiny.ag/jwdsgedx  ·   Fair (872 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. Everybody's crew.

Marshall McLuhan, (reprinted in the Hope Heart Health Newsletter), in Life and Death

tiny.ag/ptfjij1z  ·   Fair (61 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.

W. Somerset Maugham, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/8dojvkdg  ·   Fair (202 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Too much credit is given to the end result. The true lesson is in the struggle that takes place between the dream and reality. That struggle is a thing called life!

Garth Brooks, in Life and Death and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/cqzk8eet  ·   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