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And by a prudent flight and cunning save A life which valour could not, from the grave. A better buckler I can soon regain, But who can get another life again?

Archilochus Quotes , Source: Fragment (VI), see Plutarch's "Morals", vol. I, "Essay of the Laws, etc., of the Lacedemonians", one

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We come and we cry, and that is life; we yawn and we depart, and that is death! [Fr., On entre, on crie, Et c'est la vie! On baille, on sort, Et c'est la mort!]

Ausone de Chancel Quotes , Source: Line in an Album

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As a mortal, thou must nourish each of two forebodings--that tomorrow's sunlight will be the last that thou shalt see; and that for fifty years wilt live out thy life in ample wealth.

Ausone de Chancel Quotes , Source: Line in an Album

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The World's a bubble, and the Life of Man less than a span: In his conception wretched, from the womb so to the tomb. Curst from his cradle, and brought up to years with cares and fears. Who then to frail mortality shall trust, But limns the water, or but writes in dust.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Life--Preface to the Translation of Certain Psalms

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Beginnings are often scary, endings are often sad, but it's the middle that counts. You should remember that when you find yourself at the beginning.

Steven Rogers Quotes

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What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.

Thomas Merton Quotes

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Simplicity, clarity, singleness: these are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy.

Richard Halloway Quotes

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The life that conquers is the life that moves with a steady resolution and persistence toward a predetermined goal. Those who succeed are those who have thoroughly learned the immense importance of plan in life, and the tragic brevity of time.

W.J. Davison Quotes

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Death and taxes and childbirth. There's never any convenient time for any of them.

Margaret Mitchell Quotes

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Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! Throughout the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name.

Thomas Osbert Mordaunt Quotes

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St. Teresa of Avila described our life in this world as like a night at a second-class hotel.

Malcom Muggeridge Quotes

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Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more; it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.

William Shakespeare, Macbeth Quotes

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This is the Law of the Yukon, that only the strong shall thrive; That surely the weak shall perish, and only the fit survive.

Robert W. Service Quotes

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Life is like a cash register, in that every account, every thought, every deed, like every sale, is registered and recorded.

Fulton J. Sheen Quotes

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Sometimes I wish life had a fast-forward button.

Dan Chopin Quotes

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And how am I to face the odds Of man's bedevilment and God's? I, a stranger and afraid In a world I never made.

A.e. Housman Quotes

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Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring and because it has fresh peaches in it.

Thomas Walker Quotes

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In the midst of hopes and cares, of apprehensions and of disquietude, regard every day that dawns upon you as if it was to be your last; then super-added hours, to the enjoyment of which you had not looked forward, will prove an acceptable boon. -Horace.

Horace Quotes

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O Life! thou art a galling load, Along a rough, a weary road, To wretches such as I.

Robert Burns Quotes

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Life is a series of little deaths out of which life always returns.

Charles Feidelson, Jr. Quotes

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The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is the example of the external seductiveness of life.

Jean Giraudoux Quotes

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Man wants but little here below Nor wants that little long.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes

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I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes

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Life isn't all beer and skittles.

Thomas Hughes Quotes

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Without duty, life is soft and boneless; it cannot hold itself together.

Joseph Joubert Quotes

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