The Bet

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  1. Unbeknown

    Unbeknown Senior Moderator

    "And what is the life of this world but mere play and chattels of deception"​

    Some quotes:

    "I don't know what I may seem to the world. But as to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than the ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." -- Isaac Newton.

    " Let me not seem to have lived in vain...Let me not seem to have lived in vain... " -- Tycho Brahe - The peerless observer of the skies - on his deathbed.

    Wishful thinking:

    Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. -- Socrates

    All say, "How hard it is that we have to die" - a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live. -- Mark Twain

    After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. -- J.K. Rowling

    Ab to ghabrakar kehte hain ke mar jaenge . . .
  2. Unbeknown

    Unbeknown Senior Moderator

    Humans have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.
  3. abu nibras

    abu nibras Staff Member

    The Bet
    by Anton Chekhov

    "It's not true! I'll bet you two million you wouldn't stay in solitary confinement for five years."

    "If you mean that in earnest," said the young man, "I'll take the bet, but I would stay not five but fifteen years."

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