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Daily Life - Death

Dive into English proverbs that depict death, like "art is long and life is short" and "the end makes all equal".

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art is long and life is short
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used to imply that artistic creations have the ability to endure long after their creators have passed away, making them a kind of immortality
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ashes to ashes (, dust to dust)
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used to imply that all living things will eventually die and return to the earth as dust, emphasizing the idea of mortality and the fleeting nature of human life
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dead men not bite
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used to imply that once someone or something is dead, it no longer poses a threat or danger, aiming to reassure someone who is afraid of a situation that their fear may be unfounded
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death is the great leveler
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used to emphasize that all humans are equal in the face of death, and that the pursuit of material wealth or status is ultimately meaningless in the face of mortality
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death pays all debts
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used to suggest that when a person dies, any debts or obligations they may have had during their lifetime are considered to be settled or paid in full
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dying is (just) as natural as living
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used to emphasize the idea that death is a natural part of the human experience, and that it should be accepted as such
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the end makes all equal
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used emphasize the importance of treating all individuals with respect and dignity, as they will ultimately be equal in death regardless of any differences that may have existed during their lifetimes
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the good die young
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used to imply that when a person is good or virtuous, it is always too soon for them to die, regardless of their age
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in the midst of life we are in death
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used to emphasize the fragility of human life and the idea that death is an inescapable part of the human experience
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stone-dead hath no fellow
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used to express the idea that death is the ultimate end, and that nothing can compare to it or reverse its effects
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there is a remedy for everything except death
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used to emphasize that while there may be solutions or cures for many of the difficulties we face in life, death is the one force that cannot be avoided or overcome
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life is not separate from death, it only looks that way
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used as a reminder that people's lives are part of a larger cycle of existence, and that death is a natural and inevitable part of that cycle
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let the dead bury the dead
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used to emphasize the importance of living in the present moment and not becoming overly attached to the past or to the dead
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young men may die, but old men must die
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used to suggest that death is a natural and inevitable part of life, and that all people, regardless of age, will eventually die
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shrouds have no pockets
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used to suggest that it is pointless to accumulate material possessions in life because they cannot be taken with us after we die
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