„Man comes and tills the field and lies beneath,
And after many a summer dies the swan.“

" Tithonus http://home.att.net/%7ETennysonPoetry/tith.htm", st. 1 (1860)
Contexto: The woods decay, the woods decay and fall,
The vapours weep their burthen to the ground,
Man comes and tills the field and lies beneath,
And after many a summer dies the swan.
Me only cruel immortality
Consumes: I wither slowly in thine arms,
Here at the quiet limit of the world,
A white-hair'd shadow roaming like a dream
The ever-silent spaces of the East,
Far-folded mists, and gleaming halls of morn.

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„Text in Swedish, roughly translated "Here beneath is the ashes of a man who was in habit of always postponing everything till the day after. However, at last he improved and really died Jan 31 1972."“

—  Fritiof Nilsson Piraten Swedish writer 1895 - 1972

Original: (sv) "Här under är askan av en man som hade vanan att skjuta allt till morgondagen. Dock bättrades han på sitt yttersta och dog verkligen den 31 januari 1972"

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„Account no man happy till he dies.“

—  Euripidés ancient Athenian playwright -480 - -406 a.C.

Sophocles in Oedipus Rex
Variant in Herodotus 1.32: Count no man happy until he is dead.
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„Call no man happy till he dies.“

—  Herodotus ancient Greek historian, often considered as the first historian -484 - -425 a.C.

Herodotus actually attributes this to Solon in a conversation with King Crœsus.
Variants:
Deem no man happy, until he passes the end of his life without suffering grief
Many very wealthy men are not happy, while many who have but a moderate living are fortunate; and in truth the very rich man who is not happy has two advantages only as compared with the poor man who is fortunate, whereas this latter has many as compared with the rich man who is not happy. The rich man is able better to fulfil his desire, and also to endure a great calamity if it fall upon him; whereas the other has advantage over him in these things which follow: — he is not indeed able equally with the rich man to endure a calamity or to fulfil his desire, but these his good fortune keeps away from him, while he is sound of limb, free from disease, untouched by suffering, the father of fair children and himself of comely form; and if in addition to this he shall end his life well, he is worthy to be called that which thou seekest, namely a happy man; but before he comes to his end it is well to hold back and not to call him yet happy but only fortunate. Now to possess all these things together is impossible for one who is mere man, just as no single land suffices to supply all things for itself, but one thing it has and another it lacks, and the land that has the greatest number of things is the best: so also in the case of a man, no single person is complete in himself, for one thing he has and another he lacks; but whosoever of men continues to the end in possession of the greatest number of these things and then has a gracious ending of his life, he is by me accounted worthy, O king, to receive this name.
The History of Herodotus Book I, Chapter 32 http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/hh/hh1030.htm.
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„Yes, and how many deaths will it take till he knows that too many people have died?“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

Song lyrics, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963), Blowin' in the Wind

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„And she who, like a swan,
Has chanted out her last and dying song,
Lies, loved by him.“

—  Aeschylus, Agamemnon

Original: (el) Ἡ δέ τοι κύκνου δίκην
τὸν ὕστατον μέλψασα θανάσιμον γόον
κεῖται † φιλήτως τοῦδ'.
Fuente: Oresteia (458 BC), Agamemnon, lines 1444–1446 (tr. E. H. Plumptre)

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„No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.“

—  Booker T. Washington, libro Up from Slavery

Chapter XIV: The Atlanta Exposition Address http://books.google.com/books?id=xN45ZsUMgKEC&q=%22No+race+can+prosper+till+it+learns+that+there+is+as+much+dignity+in+tilling+a+field+as+in+writing+a+poem+It+is+at+the+bottom+of+life+we+must+begin+and+not+at+the+top%22&pg=PA220#v=onepage
1900s, Up From Slavery (1901)
Contexto: No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. It is at the bottom of life we must begin, and not at the top.

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„We are ne’er like angels till our passion dies.“

—  Thomas Dekker, The Honest Whore

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„We're ne'er like angels till our passion dies.“

—  John Denham English poet and courtier 1615 - 1669

Not by Denham, as often stated, but by Thomas Dekker. It is in his The Honest Whore Part 2, Act I, scene 2.
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