The gatherd storme is rype; the bigge drops falle;The forswat meadowes smethe, and drenche the raine;The comyng ghastness do the cattle pall,And the full flockes are drivynge ore the plaine;Dashde from the cloudes the waters flott againe;The welkin opes; the yellow levynne flies;And the hot fierie smothe in the wide lowings dies.thomas chatterton
Every time another tribe becomes extinct and their language dies, another way of life and another way of understanding the world disappears forever. Even if it has been painstakingly studied and recorded, a language without a people to speak it means little. A language can only live if its people live, and if today’s uncontacted tribes are to have a future, we must respect their right to choose their own way of life.stephen corry
Beauty has wings, and too hastily flies,And love, unrewarded, soon sickens and dies.edward moore
One only dies once, and if one does not die well, a good opportunity is lost and will not present itself again.josé rizal
Whether a man goes down with a law bullet in a vital part or is wearied out as is the fish before being landed, where he may gasp his life out; whether he dies with one convulsion after a swallow of prussic acid or dreamily passes away in the solace of an opium overdraught, is perhaps no matter in the end. In the processes there is a vast difference, but the tombstones the reports of that Court which has the last say read very much alike. The figure is, perhaps, not a bad one.
Facilis descensus Averno; Noctes atque dies patet atri janua Ditis; Sed revocare gradum, superasque evadere ad auras, Hoc opus, hic labor est.
Fortunati ambo! si quid mea carmina possunt, Nulla dies uuquam memori vos eximet aevo.
And life is colour and warmth and light And a striving evermore for these; And he is dead, who will not fight; And who dies fighting has increase.
They talk of short-lived pleasures—be it so—pain dies as quickly: stern, hard-featured painExpires, and lets her weary prisoner go.The fiercest agonies have shortest reign;And after dreams of horror, comes againThe welcome morning with its rays of peace.william cullen bryant
We meet neath the sounding rafter,And the walls around are bare;As they shout back our peals of laughterIt seems that the dead are there.Ho! stand to your glasses steady!'T is all we have left to prize.A cup to the dead already,—Hurrah for the next that dies!bartholomew dowling
If a man dies when you hang him, keep hanging him until he gets used to it.Spike Milligan
It always bothers me to see people writing 'RIP' when a person dies. It just feels so insincere and like a cop-out. To me, 'RIP' is the microwave dinner of posthumous honors.lou reed
In all cultures, it is the task of a religion to close the field of contingency …and to set up havens of the absolute where it is possible to be led from acting to listening, from having to being, from planning to hoping, from judging to forgiving from the finite into the infinite. A society in which such open spaces of eternity do not exist or are only insufficiently developed dies of itself due to lack of air to breathe.eugen drewermann
Was wir Trauer nennen, ist vielleicht nicht sowohl der Schmerz über die Unmöglichkeit, unsere Toten ins Leben kehren zu sehen, als darüber, dies gar nicht wünschen zu können. thomas mann
Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again; The eternal years of God are hers; But Error, wounded, writhes with pain, And dies among his worshippers.william cullen bryant
Quam vellem longas tecum requiescere noctes, Et tecum longos pervigilare dies.tibullus
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