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A Man Who Is Afraid Of Death Will Be Afraid Of Life Also, Because Life Brings Death. If You Are Afraid Of The Enemy And You Close Your Door, The Friend Will Also Be Prohibited.
~ Osho, The art of Dying
There Isn? T Much Better In This Life Than Finding A Way To Spend A Few Hours In Conversation With People You Respect And Love. You Have To Carve This Time Out Of Your Life Because You Aren? T Really Living Without It.
~ Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher. com Weblog, August 27, 2003
If There Is Anything More Dangerous To The Life Of The Mind Than Having No Independent Commitment To Ideas, It Is Having An Excess Of Commitment To Some Special And Constricting Idea.
~ Richard Hofstadte
Please Choose The Way Of Peace. ... In The Short Term There May Be Winners And Losers In This War That We All Dread. But That Never Can, Nor Never Will Justify The Suffering, Pain And Loss Of Life Your Weapons Will Cause.
~ Mother Teresa, -- Letter to U. S. President George Bush and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, January 1991
There Are Certain Queer Times And Occasions In This Strange Mixed Affair We Call Life When A Man Takes The Whole Universe For A Vast Practical Joke.
~ Herman Melville
There Is No Doubt That Life Is Given Us, Not To Be Enjoyed, But To Be Overcome-to Be Got Over.
~ Arthur Schopenhaue
Dost Thou Love Life? Then Do Not Squander Time, For That Is The Stuff Life Is Made Of.
~ Benjamin Franklin
It Was No Wonder That People Were So Horrible When They Started Life As Children.
~ Kingsley Amis, One Fat Englishman (1963)
Delores Breezed Along The Surface Of Her Life Like A Flat Stone Forever Skipping Along Smooth Water, Rippling Reality Sporadically But Oblivious To It Consistently, Until She Finally Lost Momentum, Sank, And Due To An Over- Dose Of Flouride As A Child Which Caused Her To Suffer From Chronic Apathy, Doomed Herself To Lie Forever On The Floor Of Her Life As Useless As An Appendix And As Lonely As A Five-hundred Pound Barbell In A Steroid-free Fitness Center.
~ Winning sentence, 1990 Bulwer- Lytton bad fiction contest
It Is Not Growing Like A Tree In Bulk Doth Make Man Better Be; Or Standing Long An Oak, Three Hundred Year, To Fall A Log At Last, Dry, Bald, And Sere, A Lily Of A Day Is Fairer In May Although It Fall And Die That Night, It Was The Plant Of Flower And Light, In Small Proportions We Just Beauties See; And In Short Measures, Life May Perfect Be.
~ Benjamin Johnson
Faith Is The First Factor In A Life Devoted To Service. Without It, Nothing Is Possible. With It, Nothing Is Impossible.
~ Mary McLeod Bethune
In Early Childhood You May Lay The Foundation Of Poverty Or Riches, Industry Of Idleness, Good Or Evil, By The Habits To Which You Train Your Children. Teach Them Right Habits Then, And Their Future Life Is Safe.
~ Mrs. Sigourney