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Death comes to all But great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.

When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but only those who have greater designs.
Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.
Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.
By all means marry. If you get a good wife you will become happy, and if you get a bad one you will become a philosopher.
According to Gandhi, the seven sins are wealth without works, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principle. Well, Hubert Humphrey may have sinned in the eyes of God, as we all do, but according to those definitions of Gandhis, it was Hubert Humphrey without sin.
Either you think -- or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make them come true.
Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.
Whatever the price, identify it now. What will you have to go through to get where you want to be? There is a price you can pay to be free of the situation once and for all. It may be a fantastic price or a tiny one -- but there is a price.
All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries.
We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started... and know the place for the first time.
Off the rack solutions, like bargain basement dresses, never fit anyone.
All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.
Any writer, I suppose, feels that the world into which he was born is nothing less than a conspiracy against the cultivation of his talent.
Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death.
When Death to either shall come -- I pray it be first to me.
The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives -- the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.
Sweet is true love that is given in vain, and sweet is death that takes away pain.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
Eroticism is assenting to life even in death.
Death twitches my ear. Live, he says, I am coming.
I have a rendezvous with Death at some disputed barricade.
Death is a shadow that always follows the body.
Life is a dream walking death is a going home.
Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly.
If I had my life over again I should form the habit of nightly composing myself to thoughts of death. I would practice, as it were, the remembrance of death. There is no other practice which so intensifies life. Death, when it approaches, ought not to take one by surprise. It should be part of the full expectancy of life. Without an ever-present sense of death life is insipid. You might as well live on the whites of eggs.
We fear not death. That gloomy night, that pale-faced moon, and the affrighted stars that hurried through the sky, can witness that we fear not death.
Our life is made by the death of others.
For precious friends hid in death's dateless night.
We come and cry and that is life, we cry and go and that is death.
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.
Fatigue dulls the pain, but awakes enticing thoughts of death. So! that is the way in which you are tempted to overcome your loneliness -- by making the ultimate escape from life. -- No! It may be that death is to be your ultimate gift to life: it must not be an act of treachery against it.
Coffee should be black as Hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.
Though lovers be lost love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.
For it is the suffering flesh, it is suffering, it is death, that lovers perpetuate upon the earth. Love is at once the brother, son, and father of death, which is its sister, mother, and daughter. And thus it is that in the depth of love there is a depth
Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life.
Absence and death are the same -- only that in death there is no suffering.

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