Life and Death

"This life is a hospital in which each patient is obsessed with the desire to change beds."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels."


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We are always getting ready to live, but never living."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is lived in common, but not in community."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Whom the gods love dies young."


Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The hardest part about being a kid is knowing you have got your whole life ahead of you."

Jane Wagner
Jane Wagner "Edith Ann"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Our lives are like soap operas. We can go for months and not tune in to them, then six months later we look in and the same stuff is going on."

Jane Wagner
Jane Wagner "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life [...]"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"I bet the worst part about dying is the part where your whole life passes before you."

Jane Wagner
Jane Wagner "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life [...]"

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is better to sit down than to stand, it is better to lie down than to sit, but death is the best of all."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it."

Christopher Morley
Christopher Morley "Thunder on the Left"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life is a battle between faith and reason in which each feeds upon the other, drawing sustenance from it and destroying it."

Reinhold Niebuhr
Reinhold Niebuhr "Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language."

John Donne
John Donne "Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions"

Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"This mortal air is one wide pestilence, that kills us all at last."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life is the desert, life the solitude,
Death joins us to the great majority."

Edward Young
Edward Young "The Revenge"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man."

Percival Arland Ussher
Percival Arland Ussher "An Alphabet of Aphorisms"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end."

Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf "The Common Reader, First Series"

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"We die, because we live."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The cost of living is going up and the chance of living is going down."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The reward of labour is life. Is that not enough?"

William Morris
William Morris "News From Nowhere"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Never knock on Death's door: ring the bell and run away! Death really hates that!"


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Circumstances define us; they force us onto one road or another, and then they punish us for it."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is an effort that deserves a better cause."

Karl Kraus
Karl Kraus "Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"When you jumped in here, you were my enemy and I was afraid of you. But you're just a man like me, and I killed you. Forgive me, comrade."

Maxwell Anderson
Maxwell Anderson "All Quiet On The Western Front"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is not a dress rehearsal."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life for me has been exactly what I thought it would be - a cake, which I have eaten and had too."

Margaret Anderson
Margaret Anderson "The Fiery Fountains"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The secret of a long life is knowing when it's time to go."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The life of the wealthy is one long Sunday."

Georg Büchner
Georg Büchner "The Hessian Messenger"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Death is the most blessed dream."

Georg Büchner
Georg Büchner "Leonce and Lena"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"In childhood, death stirred me not; in middle age, it pursued me like a prowling bandit on the road; now, grown an old man, it boldly leads the way, and ushers me on."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Immortality without eternity is a rope with only one end. "

Multatuli (Eduard Douwer Dekker)
Multatuli (Eduard Douwer Dekker) "The Oyster and the Eagle"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The death clock is ticking slowly in our breast, and each drop of blood measures its time, and our life is a lingering fever."

Georg Büchner
Georg Büchner "Leonce and Lena"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is a long lesson in humility."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life itself is a bubble and a skepticism, and a sleep within sleep."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson "Essays, Second Series"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Most suicides are committed with a knife and fork."


Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Art is uncompromising and life is full of compromises."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Religion is the state of being grasped by an ultimate concern, a concern which qualifies all other concerns as preliminary and which itself contains the answer to the question of a meaning of our life."

Paul Tillich
Paul Tillich "Christianity and the Encounter of the World Reli"

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage: it can be delightful."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Back to Methuselah"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Death is a harbor of peace for the just, but is believed a shipwreck for the wicked."

St. Ambrose
St. Ambrose "De bono mortis"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"We are all of us resigned to death: it's life we aren't resigned to."

Graham Greene
Graham Greene "The Heart of the Matter"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Man and Superman"

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Work is life, you know, and without it, there's nothing but fear and insecurity."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life begins at forty."

Walter B. Pitkin
Walter B. Pitkin "Life begins at forty"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The paths of glory lead but to the grave."

Thomas Gray
Thomas Gray "Poetical Works"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)