All they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
Matthew 26:52 (KJV)This also is referenced by the author of Revelation 13:10: He that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.Proverbial variants (unsourced translations): He who lives by the sword shall die by the sword.
If a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live.Martin Luther King Jr.
Let the world slide, let the world go; A fig for care, and a fig for woe! If I can't pay, why I can owe, And death makes equal the high and low.john heywood
You may be a king or a little street sweeper, but sooner or later you dance with the reaper!Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991).
I am as content to die for God's eternal truth on the scaffold as in any other way.john brown
They do neither plight nor wed In the city of the dead, in the city where they sleep away the hours.Richard Eugene Burton, City of the Dead.
It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.Francis Bacon
Absence and death are the same only that in death there is no suffering.walter savage landor
Mighty victor, mighty lord, Low on his funeral couch he lies! No pitying heart, no eye, afford A tear to grace his obsequies.thomas gray
Can storied urn or animated bust Back to its mansion call the fleeting breath? Can Honour's voice provoke the silent dust, Or Flattery soothe the dull cold ear of Death?thomas gray
I'd rather die like a man, than live like a coward.Tupac Shakur
Do not pity the dead, Harry, pity the living, and above all those who live without love.J. K. Rowling
Yes, death, the hourly possibility of it, death is the sublimity of life.William Mountford, p. 177. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, with his martial cloak around him.charles wolfe
Death's pale flag advanced in his cheeks.Seven Champions, Part III, Chapter XI.
A heap of dust remains of thee; 'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be!Alexander Pope
The ancients dreaded death: the Christian can only fear dying.J. C. and A. W. Hare, Guesses at Truth.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 36.
Sit the comedy out, and that done, when the Play's at an end, let the Curtain fall down.Thomas Flatman, The Whim.
Man that is born of a woman hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down, like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.Book of Common Prayer, Burial of the Dead. Quoted from Job, XIV. 1.
As soon as man, expert from time, has found the key of life, it opes the gates of death.Edward Young
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