„To death we must stoop, be we high, be we low,
But how and how suddenly few be that know -,
What carry we then but a sheet to the grave,
To cover this carcass, of all that we have?“

Tenants of God's Farmstead or A Description of Life and Riches (c. 1557), lines 9-12.

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„On high Backs mounted of the swelling Flood,
At Heaven we tilt, then suddenly we fell,
Watry Foundations sinking low as Hell.“

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—  Robert Orben American magician and writer 1928

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—  Emily Dickinson American poet 1830 - 1886

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—  Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves Roman Catholic clergyman 1959

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