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Comment#  ·   Fair (68 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have long considered it one of God's greatest mercies that the future is hidden from us. If it were not, life would surely be unbearable.

Eugene Forsey, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (163 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of life is, but rather recognize that it is he who is asked.

Viktor Frankl, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (393 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.

Benjamin Franklin, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (572 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If time be of all things most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality, since lost time is never found again; and what we call time enough always proves little enough.

Benjamin Franklin, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (1168 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin, in Life and Death and Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (58 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

Paul Gauguin, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Death is life's way of telling you you've been fired.

R. Geis, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (242 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I wouldn't mind dying -- it's that business of having to stay dead that scares the shit out of me.

R. Geis, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.

Kahlil Gibran, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (85 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.

Brendan Gill, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (1249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (833 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.

Samuel Goldwyn, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (2762 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.

Samuel Goldwyn, in Happiness and Misery and 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

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Comment#  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is made up of marble and mud.

Nathaniel Hawthorne, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (56 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Millions long for immortality but do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

Susan Ertz, in Life and Death

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