John Donne

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"No man is an island entire of itself;
every man is a piece of the continent,
a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less, as well as if
a promontory were, as well as any manner
of thy friends or of thine own were;
any man's death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." - John Donne

"Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore." - Eccles 44:14

"We should strive to live in peace, before we rest in peace." - John Donne

"To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the lives of our ancestors by the records of history?" - Cicero, Roman orator

"Zeus guided mortals to have wisdom
and laid it down with authority
that from suffering comes learning.
And, in our sleep, at least, pain of unforgettable suffering
falls drop by drop upon the heart,
and wisdom comes to us against our will:
Perhaps the favor of the gods sitting on their
sacred throne comes about through force."
- Aeschylus, " Agamemnon", 176-183

"The past is never dead. It's not even past."
- William Faulkner

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