“That things are changed, and that nothing really perishes, and that the sum of matter remains exactly the same, is sufficiently certain.”
Francis Bacon Sr.
“The word that is heard perishes, but the letter that is written remains.”
“Can an ass be tragic? To perish under a burden one can neither bear nor throw off? The case of the philosopher.”
“Why should I go into details, we have nothing that is not perishable except what our hearts and our intellects endows us with.”
“The paths of their way are turned aside; they go to nothing, and perish.”
“When a nation goes down, or a society perishes, one condition may always be found; they forgot where they came from. They lost sight of what had brought them along.”
“Rome shall perish - write that word / In the blood that she has spilt.”
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