Guy de Maupassant, author Death is the only certainty. "The only certainty in life is death."
These quotes are from famous writers who were also great poets. Do you agree with this statement? What other certainties can be found in life?
I believe that there are two other certainties in life: technology and politics.
Technology has given us many advantages, but it has also caused many problems. For example, computers have helped us communicate faster than ever before, but they have at the same time caused email spam to become a huge problem. Technology is always changing, so we should not get used to living without resources being destroyed.
Politics is about power and influence; it is not an easy job. Some people will try to take advantage of you if you give them chance. They might use your name or fame to get what they want, such as getting elected as president of a country. Politics is full of deception, so be careful whom you trust.
Now back to our statement: death is the only certainty in life. Yes, death is inevitable, but that doesn't mean that we should all live in fear of dying.
"Death is a relief from sense impressions, passions that make us their puppets, the vagaries of the intellect, and the hard service of the flesh."
He was a philosopher and emperor of Rome who lived in the first century A.D. The above quote comes from his own hand written journal.
It's a simple yet profound statement that shows how much he understood about life and its nature. Death can be viewed as an end to our senses, emotions, thoughts, and memories. It is natural for us all to want to escape our fate by clinging to life but as Aurelius has shown us, death can be seen as a relief from the pain of living.
He was born on March 15th in 121 A.D. into a wealthy family. His father died when he was eight years old so he went to live with his uncle who had four other children his own age. From an early age he showed a fascination with philosophy and literature so his guardian sent him to Athens to study rhetoric. When he returned to Rome five years later he became one of the leading speakers at the court of Emperor Antoninus Pius. He also wrote several books on philosophy including "Meditations" which many people still read hundreds of years after it was written.
"The only certainty is uncertainty, and the only security is understanding how to live with uncertainty." -James Allen Paulos More John Allen Paulos quotations may be found here.
Moulton, Courtney Allison "The courageous may not live forever, but the cautious die young." -- a famous saying by American author and poet Herman Melville. It is commonly attributed to him, but this is not true.
It first appeared in print in 1922 in John B. Watson's book The Wisdom of the East: A Study of Eastern and Western Psychology. In this work, he offered it as one of several quotations from American authors. Watson claimed that it came from "an old German poem which has been translated into English many times". However, there is no evidence that Melville ever read or even heard of Watson's work, much less borrowed from it.
Some have suggested that the quote might be based on a passage from Goethe's Faust, but this too is incorrect. In fact, there are several differences between the two passages that would seem to rule out any possibility of influence. First, Goethe's verse was written in 1808, well before Watson published his book in 1922.
"The bold may not live forever, but the cautious do not." Quote Art by Richard Branson. It's one of many aphorisms featured on artworks and merchandise sold by Mr. Virgin.
Mr. Virgin's words of wisdom are based on a Chinese adage that compares the survivors to "the cautious who avoid conflict and danger". It sounds like a good idea until you remember that caution can also be fatal. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious don't last long either.
The saying has been attributed to several people over the years, including Confucius, Laozi, and Mencius. It first appeared in print in 1770 under the name of "The Bold may not live forever, but the cautious do.". The earliest known source is a poem by Qu Yuan (340-278 B.C.), a famous poet of ancient China. According to some sources, he used it as an epigraph for a work called "Odes" or "Songs". However, this ode has never been found among his writings.
Some other versions include: "Heaven helps the diligent, so the courageous have no advantage over the wary."; "Folly is the mother of danger, carelessness of life.
A guy who lives completely expects to die at any moment. Thousands of geniuses go unnoticed, either by themselves or by others. Do the thing you are most afraid of, and fear will die. You can't run from your life, but if you try to hide from it, it will win. The only way to win is not to play. Enjoy yourself, celebrate life, and death must lose.
Gandhi, Mahatma Who said it? "Live as if you're going to die tomorrow, but learn as if you're going to live forever." This is a well-known quote of Mahatma Gandhi. It's also known as the wisdom of life.
Gandhi was an Indian political leader who transformed his country by using nonviolence to achieve his goals. He was one of the most important figures in the struggle for Indian independence from Britain.
Gandhi was born on February 11, 1869 in India. His father was a wealthy landowner who died when Gandhio was still young. Since then, he had to work hard to support his family. He received traditional education available at that time which included studying under teachers appointed by the government.
When Gandhi was 26 years old, he went to London to study law. But he never finished his studies because he changed his mindticn and decided to fight against British imperialism instead. In 1893, he started a movement called "non-cooperation", which meant boycotting all dealings with the British government until they repealed some of their worst laws. This campaign gained him many supporters throughout India. In 1897, he founded his own political party which led to his arrest the next year. After six months in prison, he was released without charges being filed against him.
A person should live without dread of death and consider death to be a lovely repose. Bryant writes in the poem, "When thoughts of the last painful hour creep like a blight/Over thine spirit" (8-15). When a person is afraid of death, he should listen to nature, according to this saying. Death is natural; it is a part of life. One should not fear it because it is inevitable.
Bryant was an American poet who lived from 1794 to 1878. He was known for his epics which included The Poet's Voice. Bryant took pride in writing about America and its people. He also wrote about many famous people including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Edison.
In conclusion, death should be regarded as a good thing because it ends life yet it does not mean destruction or loss for those who have died. It is only a beginning for others.