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Comment#  ·   Fair (966 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

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

Comment#  ·   Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The idea is to die young as late as possible.

Ashley Montagu, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   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

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 (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

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

Comment#  ·   Fair (336 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.

Jean Paul Richter, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

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