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Life and Death

196 aphorisms  ·  11 comments

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tiny.ag/h3ssnixk  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/9exonkwl  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Growing old is not growing up.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/dzxgn8lw  ·   Fair (126 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Drive slow and enjoy the scenery -- drive fast and join the scenery.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/m3b4teek  ·   Fair (133 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Death is the final wake-up call.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/3dnw6xyp  ·   Fair (125 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Death is feared as birth is forgotten.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/o7wo0x8t  ·   Fair (199 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Born to be wild -- live to outgrow it.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

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

Plato was a bore.

Friedrich Nietzsche, 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/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/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/w9xyjy4p  ·   Fair (69 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing endures but change.

Heraclitus, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/sdvpkq9f  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is made up of marble and mud.

Nathaniel Hawthorne, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/c4bqu3ci  ·   Fair (399 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To be matter of fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy -- and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful.

Robert A. Heinlein, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/i5on8zyd  ·   Fair (815 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Catch-22 (paperback)

I'm gonna live forever, or die trying.

Joseph Heller, Catch-22, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/bmtd51wv  ·   Fair (776 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Live to win, dare to fail.

James Hetfield, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/fmvyhi8i  ·   Fair (148 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.

Clarence Darrow, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/xiwdsjg7  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.

Daniel Dennett, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/hoklinq4  ·   Fair (447 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Middle age is youth without levity. And old age without decay.

Daniel Defoe, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/9xelzoym  ·   Fair (175 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think, and a docudrama with ugly actors for those who film docudramas.

Dr. Squid, in Altruism and Cynicism and Life and Death

tiny.ag/p2zj718l  ·   Fair (207 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only absolute knowledge worth attaining is that your life is meaningless. -- My life? Well now, that's another story...

Dr. Squid, in Altruism and Cynicism and Life and Death