...in a man's life, there are two important dates: his birth and his death. Everything we do in between is not very important.This may be so. On the other side, there lies a grain of truth in what I think George Santayana once stated (trying to translate):
Jacques Brel (April 8th, 1929 - October 9th, 1978)
At death the leopard leaves behind its coat,Well, and some would leave behind some wonderful chansons.
and man his reputation.
Although I find this one more impressive (judge yourself), for those who do not speak French I chose the version that's offered with English subtitles.