Life and Death

"Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is tough, and if you have the ability to laugh at it you have the ability to enjoy it."

Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The only difference between a rut and a grave... is in their dimensions."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is something that everyone should try at least once."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A brave man dies but once, a coward many times."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The point of living and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man is born to live, not to prepare for life."

Boris Pasternak
Boris Pasternak "Doctor Zhivago"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is better to live rich, than to die rich."

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We prefer being free men than imprisoned heros."

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable."

Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Sometimes it keeps us alive hope, sometimes habit, and sometimes fear. In the first case this is life, in the other vegetation, in the third hell."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Hope is our life anesthesia."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Death is the station, where we have to change to the next train. The appearance of the vehicle is changed, but our journey continues."

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life gives you a kick and then with a smile, asks: Is there too much it hurt?"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is an equation with an infinite number of unknowns."

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is a jar, where the honey is just a thin layer on top."

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain."

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life without errors is like paper without words."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Here's to your coffins: May they be made of hundred-year-old oaks, which we shall plant tomorrow."

 (a toast)
(a toast)

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Even optimists have a 100% mortality rate."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I would like to live in Manchester, England. The transition between Manchester and death would be unnoticeable."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death."

Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne "Passages from the American Notebooks"

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Religion, opium for the people. To those suffering pain, humiliation, illness, and serfdom, it promised a reward in an afterlife. And now we are witnessing a transformation. A true opium for the people is a belief in nothingness after death--the huge solace of thinking that for our betrayals, greed, cowardice, murders we are not going to be judged."

Czeslaw Milosz
Czeslaw Milosz "Roadside Dog"

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is the risk we cannot refuse."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is lived forwards and understood backwards."

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life's not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, loudly proclaiming -WOW- What a ride!"

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Fear of death keeps us from living, not from dying."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"God's pay is not great, but his retirement plan is out of this world."

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 6)

"... the great mistake of the reformers is to believe that life begins and ends with health, and that happiness begins and ends with a full stomach and the power to enjoy physical pleasures, even of the finer kind."

Rating: 7.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In Spain, the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country in the world."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Food first, then morality."

Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht "The Threepenny Opera"

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is a balancing of differences."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Without music, life is a journey through a desert."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Many of us do not believe in capital punishment, because thus society takes from a man what society cannot give."

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I don't want to live - I want to love first, and live incidentally."

Zelda Fitzgerald letter to her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Zelda Fitzgerald letter to her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The moment you come into this world you begin to go out of it; your first breath is linked with your last."

Lloyd-Jones-Martyn "Romans: The Final Perseverance Of The Saints"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Live not one's life as though one had a thousand years, but live each day as the last."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me to live."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)