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Life and Death

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror.

D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) English writer.

Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; They kill us for their sport.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

Life, in my estimation, is a biological misadventure that we terminate on the shoulders of six strange men whose only objective is to make a hole in one with you.

Fred A. Allen (1894-1956) American comedian.

Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death.

Nicolas Chamfort (1741-1794) French writer.

But there is good news yet to hear and fine things to be seen before we go to Paradise by way of Kensal Green.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.