Life a Journey


"Though the world be but as a wilderness to a Christian travelling through it to the Promised Land, yet it would be an instance of the divine favour, that our clothingthat is, our bodies— should be a little worn whilst we sojourn here." — Advancement of Learning iv. 2

"In that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil.
The undiscoved country from whose bourne
No traveller returns." — Hamlet iii. 1


"Reason thus with life
If I do lose thee, I do lose a thing
That none but fools would keep: a breath thou art,
Servile to all the skyey influences
That dost this habitation where thou keep'st
Hourly afflict.........
Thou bear'st thy heavy riches but a journey."
Measure for .Measure iii.1.

Bar.: "I will not consent to die this day, that's certain."
Duke : "O sir, you must, and therefore, I beeseech you,
Look forward on the journey you must go." Measure for Measure iv. 3.

"Tell them that to ease them of their griefs,
Their fears of hostile strokes, their aches, losses,
Their pangs of love, with other incident throes
That nature's fragile vessel doth sustain
In life's uncertain voyage, I will some kindness do them." Timon of Athens

"..........................The voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows, and in miseries."Julius Caesar iv. 3 - Sir Francis Bacon's New Advancement of Learning