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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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August von Kotzebue. (1761–1819)
    There is another and a better world. 1
          The Stranger. Act i. Sc. 1.
J. G. von Salis. (1762–1834)
      Into the silent land!
Ah, who shall lead us thither?
          The Silent Land.
    Who in life’s battle firm doth stand
Shall bear hope’s tender blossoms
  Into the silent land!
          The Silent Land.
Joseph Fouché (1759 or 1763–)
    “It is more than a crime; it is a political fault,” 2 —words which I record, because they have been repeated and attributed to others.
          Memoirs of Fouché.
    Death is an eternal sleep.
          Inscription placed by his orders on the Gates of the Cemeteries in 1794.
J. M. Usteri. (1763–1827)
    Life let us cherish, while yet the taper glows,
And the fresh flow’ret pluck ere it close;
Why are we fond of toil and care?
Why choose the rankling thorn to wear?
          Life let us cherish.
Note 1.
Translated by N. Schink, London, 1799. [back]
Note 2.
Commonly quoted, “It is worse than a crime,—it is a blunder,” and attributed to Talleyrand. [back]