Quotes: ashes

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  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius
    Roman emperor 121-180
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    Mark how fleeting and paltry is the estate of man - yesterday in embryo, tomorrow a mummy or ashes. So for the hairsbreadth of time assigned to thee, live rationally, and part with life cheerfully, as drops the ripe olive, extolling the season that bore it and the tree that matured it.
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    Thomas B. Macaulay
    American essayist and historian 1800-1859
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    And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
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    As the blazing fire reduces wood to ashes, similarly, the fire of Self-knowledge reduces all Karma to ashes.
  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
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    Death is not rare, alas! nor burials few, And soon the grassy coverlet of God Spreads equal green above their ashes pale.
  • Philip Roth
    Philip Roth
    American Novelist 1933-
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    Each book starts from ashes.
  • Paul De Man
    Paul De Man
    In Belgiƫ geboren American literair criticus 1919-1983
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    Fashion is like the ashes left behind by the uniquely shaped flames of the fire, the trace alone revealing that a fire actually took place.
  • Marcus Valerius Martial
    Marcus Valerius Martial
    Latin poet and epigrammatist 40-104
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    Glory comes too late, after one as been reduced to ashes.
  • Marcus Valerius Martial
    Marcus Valerius Martial
    Latin poet and epigrammatist 40-104
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    Glory paid to our ashes comes too late.
  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg
    American Poet 1878-1967
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    I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.
  • Groucho Marx
    Groucho Marx
    American comic actor 1895-1977
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    I wish to be cremated. One tenth of my ashes shall be given to my agent, as written in our contract.

  • Jack London
    Jack London
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    I would rather be ashes than dust. I would rather that my spark would burn out in a brilliant blaze than be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    Instinct. When the house burns one forgets even lunch. Yes, but one eats it later in the ashes.
  • Anne Baxter
    Anne Baxter
    American actress 1923-1985
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    It's best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.
  • Thomas Browne
    Thomas Browne
    English polymath and author 1605-1682
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    Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave.
  • Bobby Darin
    Bobby Darin
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    Mr. Burns comes out and flips cigar ashes on his shoes, and makes up about 90 percent of what you hear.
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