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LIFE
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Life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning.
      - Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen) (Adeline Virginia Woolf)

Oft in my way have I stood still, though but a casual passenger, so much I felt the awfulness of life.
      - William Wordsworth

We sail the sea of life; a calm one finds,
  And one a tempest; and, the voyage o'er,
    Death is the quiet haven of us all.
      - William Wordsworth

We live by Admiration, Hope, and Love;
  And, even as these are well and wisely fixed,
    In dignity of being we ascend.
      - William Wordsworth, Excursion (bk. IV)

Plain living and high thinking are no more.
      - William Wordsworth,
        Sonnet dedicated to National Independence and Liberty
         (no. XIII), written in London, Sep. 1802

Boy, life takes a long time to live.
      - Steven Wright

Draw rein, draw breath,
  Cast a cold eye
    On life, on death.
      Horseman, pass by!
      - William Butler Yeats

And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb:
  Our birth is nothing but our death begun.
      - Edward Young

For what are men who grasp at praise sublime,
  But bubbles on the rapid stream of time,
    That rise, and fall, that swell, and are no more,
      Born, and forgot, ten thousand in an hour?
      - Edward Young, Love of Fame
         (satire II, l. 285)

While man is growing, life is in decrease.
  And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb:
    Our birth is nothing but our death begun.
      - Edward Young, Night Thoughts
         (night V, l. 718)

That life is long, which answers life's great end.
      - Edward Young, Night Thoughts
         (night V, l. 773)

Still seems it strange, that thou shouldst live forever?
  Is it less strange, that thou shouldst live at all?
    This is a miracle; and that no more.
      - Edward Young, Night Thoughts
         (night VII, l. 1,396)

A narrow isthmus betwixt time and eternity.
      - Edward Young, On Pleasure--Letter (III)

There appears to exist a greater desire to live long than to live well! Measure by man's desires, he cannot live long enough; measure by his good deeds, and he has not lived long enough; measure by his evil deeds, and he has lived too long.
      - Johann Georg von Zimmermann


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