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Life and Death

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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 (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 (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

While seeking revenge, dig two graves -- one for yourself.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (69 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Why ask why? If it's raining it just is.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (27 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.

Ed Howe, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (158 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Don't take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive.

Elbert Hubbard, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (211 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.

Victor Hugo, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Maybe this world is another planet's Hell.

Aldous Huxley, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (83 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If we catch a glimpse of freedom, we wish to possess it; if we catch a glimpse of death, we want nothing to do with it. One we cannot have, the other we cannot avoid.

Jeremy Preston Johnson, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Parents are traffic signs that are always in our blind spots.

Jeremy Preston Johnson, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (59 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To rid ourselves of our shadows -- who we are -- we must step into either total light or total darkness. Goodness and evil.

Jeremy Preston Johnson, 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 (709 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is like a box of chocolates... you never know what you're gonna get.

Winston Groom, Forrest Gump, in Life and Death

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Comment#  ·   Fair (99 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day.

M. Grundler, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (3018 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It was a Roman who said it was sweet to die for one's country. The Greeks never said it was sweet to die for anything. They had no vital lies.

Edith Hamilton, The Greek Way, in Life and Death and War and Peace

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Comment#  ·   Fair (512 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

I hope life isn't a joke, because I don't get it.

Jack Handey, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (986 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face.

Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts, in Life and Death

Deep Thoughts (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is made up of marble and mud.

Nathaniel Hawthorne, in Life and Death

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