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Life and Death

196 aphorisms  ·  11 comments

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tiny.ag/cu6vdywe  ·   Fair (38 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who learns and runs away, lives to learn another day.

Edward Lee Thorndike, in Life and Death and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/h8gckidt  ·   Fair (82 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Old age is the most unexpected of things that can happen to a man.

Leon Trotsky, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/byptdb1g  ·   Fair (56 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I've been trying for some time to develop a life style that doesn't require my presence.

Gary Trudeau, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/62i8fdwb  ·   Fair (333 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sloppy, raggedy-assed old life. I love it. I never want to die.

Dennis Trudell, in Happiness and Misery and Life and Death

tiny.ag/pmyrloxq  ·   Fair (61 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Earth is the cradle of the mind -- but one cannot eternally live in a cradle.

Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/leqwvn5o  ·   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

tiny.ag/ktc0xjw3  ·   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

tiny.ag/ucas5skv  ·   Fair (1249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/txsowiaz  ·   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

tiny.ag/nd8c4s7a  ·   Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Kahlil Gibran, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/dtxsg5kf  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is statistics.

Josef Stalin, in Altruism and Cynicism and Life and Death

tiny.ag/zlo9d2aq  ·   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

tiny.ag/prynfiw1  ·   Fair (63 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is too important to take seriously.

Corky Siegel, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/4ru9egbz  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

R. Geis, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/bzz5t4jw  ·   Fair (820 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A Midsummer Night's Dream (paperback)

Lord, what fools these mortals be!

William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/4zhqdoip  ·   Fair (397 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is a tale told by an idiot -- full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

William Shakespeare, Macbeth, in Life and Death

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

Life is a rollercoaster. Try to eat a light lunch.

David A. Schmaltz, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/i4m56pqh  ·   Fair (89 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Goodbye. I am leaving because I am bored.

George Saunders, (dying words), in Life and Death

tiny.ag/9fqb7lqw  ·   Fair (58 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

Paul Gauguin, in Life and Death

tiny.ag/5x9cvfxv  ·   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