Life and Death
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Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is statistics.
Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.
The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.
It's better to waste one's youth than to do nothing with it at all.
Death meant little to me. It was the last joke in a series of bad jokes.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out.
After I'm dead, I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated.
In our society, any man who doesn't cry at his mother's funeral is liable to be condemned to death.
All animals except man know that the ultimate of life is to enjoy it.