Life and Death

"Truth sits upon the lips of dying men."

Matthew Arnold
Matthew Arnold "Sohrab and Rustum"

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is a series of sensations connected to different states of consciousness."

Rémy De Gourmont
Rémy De Gourmont "Selected Writings"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain."

William James
William James "The Varieties of Religious Experience"

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We die of too much life."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten."

Cesare Pavese
Cesare Pavese "The Burning Brand: Diaries 1935-1950"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We are all conceived in close prison; in our mothers' wombs, we are close prisoners all; when we are born, we are born but to the liberty of the house; prisoners still, though within larger walls; and then all our life is but a going out to the place of execution, to death."

John Donne
John Donne "Eighty Sermons"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is a disease; and the only difference between one man and another is the stage of the disease at which he lives. You are always at the crisis: I am always in the convalescent stage."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Back to Methuselah"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"We do not live to think, but, on the contrary, we think in order that we may succeed in surviving."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "In Search of Goethe from Within"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is a petty thing unless it is moved by the indomitable urge to extend its boundaries. Only in proportion as we are desirious of living more do we really live."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "The Dehumanization of Art"

Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There is only one thing that a man really wants to do, all his life; and that is, to find his way to his God, his Morning Star, salute his fellow man, and enjoy the woman who has come the long way with him."

David Herbert Lawrence
David Herbert Lawrence "The Plumed Serpent"

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life."

Stefan Zweig
Stefan Zweig "The World of Yesterday"

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh."

Minna Antrim
Minna Antrim "Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Wherever art appears, life disappears."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"[...] parables are unnecessary for recognizing the blatant absurdity of everyday life. Reality is lesson enough."

Jane O`Reilly
Jane O`Reilly "The Girl I Left Behind"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage."


Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Take the life-lie away from the average man and straight away you take away his happiness."

Henrik Ibsen
Henrik Ibsen "The Wild Duck"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"See in what peace a Christian can die."

Joseph Addison (last words)
Joseph Addison (last words)

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I still understand a few words in life, but I no longer think they make a sentence."

Jean Rostand
Jean Rostand "The Substance of Man"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Authority forgets a dying king."

Alfred Tennyson
Alfred Tennyson "Idylls of the King"

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?"

Jane Austen
Jane Austen "Pride and Prejudice"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will."


Rating: 6.57 (Number of Voters: 7)

"The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it."

James M. Barrie
James M. Barrie "The Little Minister"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."

Anais Nin
Anais Nin "The Diary of Anais Nin"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is so constructed that we move through different phases and stages, each requiring the skills and wisdom of the previous ones."


Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"That's the secret to life... replace one worry with another..."

Charles Monroe Schulz
Charles Monroe Schulz "Charlie Brown"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to live and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The thoughts we choose to think are the tools we use to paint the canvas of our lives."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"To express the emotions of life is to live. To express the life of emotions is to make art."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think."


Rating: 2.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Poverty is death in another form."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is too important to be taken as a joke, but too ridiculous to be taken seriously."


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Without health, life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life may have no meaning -- or even worse, it may have a meaning of which I disapprove."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Poetry is life distilled."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Religion assures us that our afflictions shall have an end; she comforts us, she dries our tears, she promises us another life. On the contrary, in the abominable worship of atheism, human woes are the incense, death is the priest, a coffin the altar, and annihilation the Deity."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is our greatest possession and love its greatest affirmation."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I never speak ill of dead people or live judges."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The value of life can be measured by how many times your soul has been deeply stirred."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is only error,
And death is knowledge."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)