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To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Is it wrong for me to love my own? Is it wicked for me because my skin is red? Because I am Sioux? Because I was born where my father lived? Because I would die for my people and my country?
We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.
Of all the arguments against voluntary euthanasia, the most influential is the 'slippery slope': once we allow doctors to kill patients, we will not be able to limit the killing to those who want to die.
Five to six thousand people die every year waiting for organs, but nobody cares.
I don't believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It's a mean thing, life.
I've never told anyone this. But I suffer from terrible stage fright. True. You can't tell though, can you? Unbelievable, the panic. I nearly die of fear before I go on stage. Something wicked. I can't eat a thing the day before a gig. It'd make me vomit.
There's no one place a virus goes to die - but that doesn't make its demise any less a public health victory. Throughout human history, viral diseases have had their way with us, and for just as long, we have hunted them down and done our best to wipe them out.
I have always done my duty. I am ready to die. My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me.
We ourselves can die with comfort and even with joy if we know that death is but a passport to blessedness, that this intellect, freed from all material chains, shall rise and shine.
Works of art often last forever, or nearly so. But exhibitions themselves, especially gallery exhibitions, are like flowers; they bloom and then they die, then exist only as memories, or pressed in magazines and books.
We have been so successful in the past century at the art of living longer and staying alive that we have forgotten how to die. Too often we learn the hard way. As soon as the baby boomers pass pensionable age, their lesson will be harsher still.
If one takes pride in one's craft, you won't let a good thing die. Risking it through not pushing hard enough is not a humility.
Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today. Go another mile!
Healthy people are those who live in healthy homes on a healthy diet; in an environment equally fit for birth, growth work, healing, and dying... Healthy people need no bureaucratic interference to mate, give birth, share the human condition and die.
I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
I need more sex, OK? Before I die I wanna taste everyone in the world.
Life is beautiful, what do you think? In the morning I say, 'Ah, I am alive still!' All my friends die already. I am alive. It is fantastic.
The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.
Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
Man thrives where angels would die of ecstasy and where pigs would die of disgust.
My secret is one the world needs to know - nearly a billion people a year die from unsafe drinking water.
I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die.
Legends die hard. They survive as truth rarely does.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion - I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more - I could be martyred for my religion - Love is my religion - I could die for that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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