Of the twenty or so civilizations known to modern Western historians, all except our own appear to be dead or moribund, and, when we diagnose each case, in extremis or post mortem, we invariably find that the cause of death has been either War or Class or some combination of the two. To date, these two plagues have been deadly enough, in partnership, to kill off nineteen out of twenty representatives of this recently evolved species of human society; but, up to now, the deadliness of these scourges has had a saving limit.
How true it is, that there isnothing Dead inthis Universe; that what we call Dead is only changed, its forces working in inverse order! 'The leaf that lies rotting in moist winds,'says one,'has still force; else how could it rot?'thomas carlyle
Don't worry. Your friends are Dead and you are going to join them.klaus barbie
Far from affording artists continuous inspiration, mass-media sources for art have become a Dead end. They have combined with the abstractness of institutional art teaching to produce a fine-arts culture given over to information and not experience. This faithfully echoes the drain of concreteness from modern existence— the reign of mere unassimilated data instead of events that gain meaning by being absorbed into the fabric of imaginative life.robert hughes
Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the Dead.jesus christ
The objects that we have known in better days are the main props that sustain the weight of our affections, and give us strength to await our future lot. The future is like a Dead wall or a thick mist hiding all objects from our view; the past is alive and stirring with objects, bright or solemn, and of unfading interest.william hazlitt
They say you shouldn't say nothin' about the Dead unless it's good. He's Dead. Good!moms mabley
Give place: for the maid is not Dead, but sleepeth.jesus christ
We bury love, Forgetfulness grows over it like grass; That is a thing to weep for, not the Dead.alexander smith
I need not ask thee if that hand, now calmed, Has any Roman soldier mauled and knuckled, For thou wert Dead, and buried and embalmed, Ere Romulus and Remus had been suckled: Antiquity appears to have begun Long after that primeval race was run.horace smith
Enough! I'm taking that bird back with me, ALIVE... OR Dead!
But it pleased God to visit us then with death daily, and with so general a disease that the living were scarce able to bury the Dead.william bradford
In order to protect the physical hygiene and mental health of the living, we usually bury the Dead.josé saramago
The gods of the Disc have never bothered much about judging the souls of the Dead, and so people only go to hell if that's where they believe, in their deepest heart, that they deserve to go. Which they won't do if they don't know about it. This explains why it is so important to shoot missionaries on sight.terry pratchett
All is but toys; renown and grace is Dead; The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of.william shakespeare
Boys flying kites haul in their white winged birds; You can't do that way when you're flying words. "Careful with fire," is good advice we know "Careful with words," is ten times doubly so. Thoughts unexpressed may sometimes fall back Dead; But God Himself can't kill them when they're said.will carleton
As always, Canada will now bury its war Dead, just as the rest of the world, as always, will forget its sacrifice, just as it always forgets nearly everything Canada ever does. It seems that Canada's historic mission is to come to the selfless aid both of its friends and of complete strangers, and then, once the crisis is over, to be well and truly ignored. Canada is the perpetual wallflower that stands on the edge of the hall, waiting for someone to come and ask her for a dance.
Our whole life can go on in observation of the laws of nature, if we gain dominion over our desires from the beginning and if we do not kill, by various means of a perverse art, the human offspring, born according to the designs of divine providence; for these women who, if order to hide their immorality, use abortive drugs which expel the child completely Dead, abort at the same time their own human feelings.
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