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Life and Death

196 aphorisms  ·  11 comments

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tiny.ag/wva2bjoz  ·   Fair (153 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I kept on digging the hole deeper and deeper looking for the treasure chest until I finally lifted my head, looked up and realised that I had dug my own grave.

Dominic, (on the psychology of a gambler), in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/wdjstbs9  ·   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

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

tiny.ag/3ipv86qd  ·   Fair (888 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Genealogy is based on the obviously silly idea that there is no such thing as a bastard.

Nicolas Martin, in Life and Death and Science and Religion

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

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.

Vincent T. Lombardi, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/9wkrhp7b  ·   Fair (83 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The brave don't live forever, but the cautious don't live at all. Here's to the brave!

Timothy Luce, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/pyc5i9je  ·   Fair (85 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?

Ursula K. LeGuin, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/ev3fc9xo  ·   Fair (935 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An Evening Wasted (audio CD)

Life is like a sewer -- what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.

Tom Lehrer, (from the album An Evening Wasted), in Life and Death

tiny.ag/np9hfjzk  ·   Fair (145 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.

John Lennon, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/vepzdy0d  ·   Fair (60 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much a master of the world as he who is ready to die.

Giacomo Leopardi, in Life and Death

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

tiny.ag/dkcw9sko  ·   Fair (183 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A child is a person who can't understand why someone would give away a perfectly good kitten.

Doug Larson, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/k6fhbfxn  ·   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

tiny.ag/pgmtdaub  ·   Fair (296 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Life is ours to be spent, not saved.

D. H. Lawrence, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

tiny.ag/0ocbsd1l  ·   Fair (69 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/uwjseqdv  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Doug Horton, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/imy14xh7  ·   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

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/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