„The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.“

Variant: The tragedy in a man’s life is what dies inside of him while he lives.

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„The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

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„Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.“

—  Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996

Variant: Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.

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„Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies within us while we live.“

—  Norman Cousins American journalist 1915 - 1990

Quoted in History of Sikh Struggles (1989) by Gurmit Singh, p. 189.

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„There are but three events in a man's life: birth, life and death. He is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.“

—  Jean de La Bruyère, book Les Caractères

Il n'y a pour l'homme que trois événements: naître, vivre et mourir. Il ne se sent pas naître, il souffre à mourir, et il oublie de vivre.
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„No, we never die for long,
While we've got that little life
To live for, where it's hid inside.“

—  Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958

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„There is no Heaven, no Swarga, no Hell, no rebirth, no reincarnation and no immortality. The only thing that is true is that a man is born, he lives and he dies. Therefore, he should live his life properly.“

—  C. V. Raman Indian physicist 1888 - 1970

In a public lecture at Bangalore in 1934, from [Singh, R, 2010, Letters to the Editor: Indian scientists vs. science and religion, http://www.scienceandculture-isna.org/july-aug10/Letter%20to%20editors.pdf, Science and Culture, 76, 7-8, 206]

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„Life becomes the way it is lived; and man may live the way he wants to live when he learns to think what he wants to think.“

—  Christian D. Larson Prolific author of metaphysical and New Thought books 1874 - 1962

Source: Your Forces and How to Use Them (1912), p. 107

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„Now the great temptation of life and the great tragedy of life is that so often we allow the without of our lives to absorb the within of our lives. The great tragedy of life is that too often we allow the means by which we live to outdistance the ends for which we live.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

1960s, Keep Moving From This Mountain (1965)
Context: Each of us lives in two realms, the "within" and the "without." The within of our lives is somehow found in the realm of ends, the without in the realm of means. The within of our [lives], the bottom — that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion for which at best we live. The without of our lives is that realm of instrumentalities, techniques, mechanisms by which we live. Now the great temptation of life and the great tragedy of life is that so often we allow the without of our lives to absorb the within of our lives. The great tragedy of life is that too often we allow the means by which we live to outdistance the ends for which we live.

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