Life and Death

"Life must be a constant education; one must learn everything, from speaking to dying."

Gustave Flaubert
Gustave Flaubert "Pensées de Gustave Flaubert"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Thought maps existence; fantasy colors it."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you."


Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren't in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life."

Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel "Disturbing the Peace"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Some day you will read in the papers that D.L. Moody, of East Northfield, is dead. Don't you believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now."


Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The majority of men devote the greater part of their lives to making their remaining years unhappy."

Jean de La Bruyere
Jean de La Bruyere "Les Caracteres"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life; it is bad to damage and destroy life."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death."

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (speech at Greenville, N.C., Feb 8, 1963)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (speech at Greenville, N.C., Feb 8, 1963)

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one's death, one dies one's life."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"After all, life is really simple; we ourselves create the circumstances that complicate it."


Rating: 4.30 (Number of Voters: 10)

"Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!"


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Live, let live, and help live."


Rating: 9.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Everybody's a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We're all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos."

David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg "Cronenberg on Cronenberg"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The man who says he has exhausted life generally means that life has exhausted him."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In the morning of life, work; in the mid day give council; in the evening, pray."


Rating: 5.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The best jokes are those that life plays on us."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Striving for better life we waste the one we already have."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Stop following someone else's path, find your own."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Keep changing your life into joke, the world is not worth treating seriously."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life must be something more than dilettante speculation."

Anna Julia Cooper
Anna Julia Cooper "A Voice from the South"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Be of good cheer about death and know this as a truth - that no evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death. "


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man weeps to think that he will die so soon; woman, that she was born so long ago."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"And lastly there is the oldest and deepest desire, the Great Escape: the Escape from Death."


Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It requires more courage to suffer than to die."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Is there any such thing as wisdom not applied to life?"

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

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Every perfect life is a parable invented by God."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is a flower of which love is the honey."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death."

Chamfort
Chamfort "Maxims and Considerations"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Death is terrifying, but it would be even more terrifying to find out that you are going to live forever and never die."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"That's life. Whichever way you turn, fate sticks out a foot to trip you."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life? It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury; signifying nothing."


Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"What can be expressed in words can be expressed in life."

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

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is a dead-end street."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is a zoo in a jungle."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)