transience quotes - 10 of
With empty hands we come; empty handed we go.
Human life is like a dream.
Human life is like morning dew.
Has there ever been a human life that did not end in death?
The land is the host and humans merely guests.
Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge
It is all passing! It is past! No, I am here ...
But pleasures are like poppies spread,
You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed; ...
Ev'n thou who mourn'st the Daisy's fate,
That fate is thine--no distant date; ...
And yet this great wink of eternity,
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