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You have suffered greatly, poor mother. Oh! do not lament, you have now the portion of the elect. It is in this way that mortals become angels. It is not their fault; they do not know how to set about it otherwise. This hell from which you have come out is the first step towards Heaven. We must begin by that. -- Jean Valjean --

Victor Hugo Quotes

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Consider The lilies of the field whose bloom is brief:-- We are as they; Like them we fade away As doth a leaf.

Christina G. Rossetti Quotes , Source: Consider

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Cats are magical. . .the more you pet them the longer you both live.

Albert Camus Quotes

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When the game is over, the king and the pawn go into the same box

Italian Proverb Quotes

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After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn’t it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am asked—as I am surprisingly often—why I bother to get up in the mornings.

Richard Dawkins Quotes

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Life in a box is better than no life at all ... I expect.

Tom Stoppard Quotes

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Belief in our mortality, the sense that we are eventually going to crack up and be extinguished like the flame of a candle, I say, is a gloriously fine thing. It makes us sober; it makes us a little sad; and many of us it makes poetic. But above all,

Henry Louis Mencken Quotes

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Death is that "Tomorrow" for which all our lives are spent waiting!Man is constantly building the "Image."It is an Edifice for the entombment of bones!Best to "Realize" the temporal nature of thingsand simply "Do and Die!

Irvin Kauffman Quotes

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Death is that "Tomorrow" for which all our lives are spent waiting!Man is constantly building the "Image."It is an Edifice for the entombment of bones!Best to "Realize" the temporal nature of thingsand simply "Do and Die!1973

Irvin Kauffman Quotes

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"O Charidas, what of the underworld?" "Great darkness." "And what of the resurrection?" "A lie." "And Pluto?" "A fable; we perish utterly."

Callimachus Quotes , Source: translated by Macnail in "Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology", also see Callimachus, "Epigrams

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How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.

Callimachus Quotes , Source: translated by Macnail in "Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology", also see Callimachus, "Epigrams

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To smell to a turf of fresh earth is wholesome for the body; no less are thoughts of mortality cordial to the soul.

Thomas Fuller Quotes , Source: Holy and Profane States (bk. IV, The Court Lady)

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That flesh is but the glasse, which holds the dust That measures all our time; which also shall Be crumbled into dust.

George Herbert Quotes , Source: The Temple--Church Monuments

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This is the spot where I am mortal. [Ger., Hier ist die Stelle wo ich sterblich bin.]

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Quotes , Source: Don Carlos (I, 6, 67)

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The immortal could we cease to contemplate, The mortal part suggests its every trait. God laid His fingers on the ivories Of her pure members as on smoothed keys, And there out-breathed her spirit's harmonies.

Francis Thompson Quotes , Source: Her Portrait (st. 7)

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At thirty, man suspects himself a fool, Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan; At fifty, chides his infamous delay, Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve, In all the magnanimity of thought; Resolves, and re-resolves, then dies the same. And why? because he thinks himself immortal, All men think all men mortal but themselves.

Edward Young Quotes , Source: Night Thoughts (night I, l. 417)

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