Color illustration of the life stages of a butterfly “Babies haven’t any hair.

Old men’s heads are just as bare

Between the cradle and the grave

Lies a haircut and a shave.”

——- Samuel Hoffenstein

“The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.”

——- Mark Twain

“It is not true that life is one damn thing after another – it’s one damn thing over and over.”

——-Edna St. Vincent Millay

“From the cradle to the coffin, underwear comes first.”

——- Berthold Brecht


For more information about the stages of life in different cultures and traditions, see Thomas Armstrong, The Human Odyssey:  Navigating the Twelve Stages of Life.

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