Life and Death

"The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"My life is my message."

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead."

Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell "Marriage and Morals"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is no conclusive evidence of life after death. But there is no evidence of any sort against it. Soon enough you will know. So why fret about it?"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "The Doctor's Dilemma"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The bed comprehends our whole life, for we were born in it, we live in it, and we shall die in it."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."

Mark Twain (or gen. Ulysses S. Grant)
Mark Twain (or gen. Ulysses S. Grant)

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life."

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde "The Decay of Lying"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure much."

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Death may be the greatest of all human blessings."

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life was not a valuable gift, but death was. Life was a fever-dream made up of joys embittered by sorrows, pleasure poisoned by pain, a dream that was a nightmare-confusion of spasmodic and fleeting delights, ecstasies, exultations, happinesses, interspersed with long-drawn miseries, griefs, perils, horrors, disappointments, defeats, humiliations, and despairs - the heaviest curse devisable by divine ingenuity; but death was sweet, death was gentle, death was kind; death healed the bruised spirit and the broken heart, and gave them rest and forgetfulness; death was man's best friend; when man could endure life no longer, death came and set him free."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Letters From the Earth"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Taking shelter in the dead is death itself, and only taking all the risk of life to the fullest extent is living."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"In our desire for eternal life we pray for an eternity of our habit and comfort, forgetting that immortality is in repeatedly transcending the definite forms of life in order to pursue the infinite truth of life."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"To die completely, a person must not only forget but be forgotten, and he who is not forgotten is not dead."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A man should be mourned at his birth, not at his death."

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is a grindstone, and whether it grinds a man down or polishes him up depends on what he is made of."

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it."

Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler "The Way of All Flesh"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Life is a business that does not cover the costs."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn't come every day."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Death takes no bribes."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuge are for all - the soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Mark Twain's Notebook"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There are but three events in a man's life: birth, life and death. He is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live."

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth."

Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If you don't know how to die, don't worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don't bother your head about it."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Life is to entered upon with courage."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Death solves all problems - no man, no problem."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways - I to die and you to live. Which is the better, only God knows."

Rating: 7.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"How would man exist if God did not need him, and how would you exist? You need God in order to be, and God needs you - for that is the meaning of your life."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"That I exist is a perpetual surprise which is life."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life, like a child, laughs, shaking its rattle of death as it runs."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We will never recognize the true value of our own lives until we affirm the value in the life of others."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"He who would teach men to die would teach them to live."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The grave is still the best shelter against the storms of destiny."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is short and truth works far and long: let us speak the truth."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)