If some persons died, and others did not,
death would be a terrible affliction.
Jean de la Bruyere, 1645-1696

Nipped in the bud.
Sir Boyle Roche, 1736-1807.

Christmas is coming and the geese are getting fat.
A beggars rhyme

It's not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
Aesop, 550 BC.

Used as a conventional term to suggest the crowing of as rooster.

Happiness is no laughing matter.
Richard Whateley, Archbishop of Dublin. 1787-1863.

Make hay while the sun shines.
John Heywood, 1497-1580
John Heywood's 'Proverbs and Epigrams', 1546 is the earliest collection
of English colloquial sayings.

I saw satan fall from the sky in a pillar of fire.
Gospel of St Luke.

Ready to meet my maker ?
Winston Churchill, 1874-1965.
I am ready to meet my maker. Whether my maker is prepared
for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

Misery loves company.
John Ray, 1627-1705.

The angel of death is abroad throughout the land.
You can almost hear the beating of his wings.
John Bright 1811-1889

Run swiftly horses of the night.
Ovid, 43 BC-18 AD.

Big fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite them ,
and little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum.
Jonathan Swift, 1667-1745

Oh well, no matter what happens, there's always death.
Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769-1821.

No man is a hero to his own valet.
Madame Cornuel, 1605-1694.

If nature refuses indignation produces verses.
Decimus Junius Juvenal, 60-140 CE.

Little birds that can sing and won't sing, must be made to sing.
John Ray, 1627-1705.

Still waters run deep.
John H. Aughey 1828-1911

A nod’s as good as a wink to a blind horse.
William Godwin 1756-1836

Sleep that masters all.
Sophocles, 495-406 BC.

Every dog has it’s day.
Charles Kingsley, 1819-1875.

Hope springs eternal.
Alexander Pope, 1688-1744.

If the devil has a name, then that name is man,
and he, rules the earth.
Voltaire 1694-1778.

Famine, pestilence, destruction and death.
These are only aliases.
Grantland Rice. 1880-1954.

Dainty does it.
John Heywood, 1497-1580

It is beauteous evening, calm and free.
William Wordsworth, 1770-1850.

And the serpent said to Eve, ‘Thou shalt not die’.

Truth is great and it’s effectiveness endures.
Ptahhotpe c 2350 BC

Hold their noses to the grindstone.
John Heywood, 1497-1580.

Old and young, we are all on our last cruise.
Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850-1894.

Must it be? It must be.
Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827.

What is true in the lamplight is not always true in the sunlight.
Joseph Joubert, 1754-1824

What a piece of work is a man.
William Shakespeare. 1564-1616.

Wait and we’ll see him crouch.
Aurealeus Roadus, 4th Century.

The nearer the bone, the sweeter the meat.
John Trevisa, 1342-1402.
One of the earliest translators of the Bible into English.

Fear death?- to feel the fog in my throat,the mist in my face.
Robert Browning,1812-1889.

A bearer of news of death appears to himself as very important.
Walter Benjamin, 1892-1940.

When the sky falleth, we shall have larks.
John Heywood, 1497-1580.

Deaths door.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca 4 BC-65 AD
'Anyone can stop a man's life, but no one can stop his death; a thousand doors open on to it.'

Fortune Goodnight, smile once more, turn thy wheel.
William Shakespeare, 1564-1616.