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.
Liberemus diuturna cura populum Romanum, quando mortem senis exspectare longum censent. (Latin, not original language)
To consult the statistician after an experiment is finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post mortem examination. He can perhaps say what the experiment died of.ronald fisher
O caritas, O caritas nobis semper sit amor mos perituri mortem salutamus ah, ah sola resurgit vitacat stevens
Incisa notis marmora publicis, Per quæ spiritus et vita redit bonis Post mortem ducibus.
Postquam est mortem aptus Plautus: comœdia luget Scena deserta, dein risus ludus jocusque Et numeri innumeri simul omnes collacrumarunt.