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Ὁν οἱ θεοὶ φιλουσιν, ἀποθνήσχει νέος note 
Menander

"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints."
Psalm 116:15, The Bible (King James version)

“Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were sown, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in the skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated—of whom the world was not worthy—wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.”
Hebrews 11:35-38, The Bible

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"She gave me for my pains a world of sighs: She swore, in faith, twas strange, 'twas passing strange, 'twas pitiful, 'twas wondrous pitiful: She wish'd she had not heard it, yet she wish'd that heaven had made her such a man... She loved me for the dangers I had pass'd, and I loved her that she did pity them."

This world to her was but a tragic play. She came, saw, dislik'd, and passed away.
Famous epitaph

"But I could have told you, Vincent,
This world was never meant for one
As beautiful as you."
Don McLean, "Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)"

And if you with me tonight
I'd sing to you just one last time
A song for a heart so big
That God wouldn't let it live
"Hear You Me" by Jimmy Eat World

She was an angel, pure as righteous destruction. She laid low the twisted and lifted the hearts of the righteous. At her passing, a million voices cried out her name.

Shall we ever again see her like? No, not now, nor ever again...
On the Death of Saint Celestine, Warhammer 40,000

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Strong as you were
Tender you go
I'm watching you breathing
For the last time
A song for your heart
And when it is quiet
I'll carry you home
I'll carry you home
— "Carry You Home", James Blunt

Sleeping with ghosts
It's such a lonely experience
The stars are out tonight
Only they can hear you breathing
You're so like a rose
I wish you could stay here
— "So Like a Rose", Garbage

"It pained him to have to fight you. Haku fought not only for me, he fought for you guys too. He was too kind."
Zabuza Momochi, Naruto

When no hope was left in sight
You took your life as lovers often do
But I could’ve told you, Danny
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as…
Daniel Johnston, "Danny Don't Rap" from Yip/Jump Music, a tribute to Danny Rapp from Danny & The Juniors who committed suicide.

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"The good die young, but pricks live forever!"

God grants his favorites early death.

"I've always thought, ever since I was little, that Subaru won't be able to survive in this world. He's too pure."

The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.

"The best president we never had …"
— Common Filipino saying about deceased politicians, especially those who died young, out of accidents, debilitating disease, or outright violence. (There are exceptions who did become President—most famously, Ramon Magsaysay, plane-crash victim, who was probably the country's most loved and (seemingly) most upright leader, though whether it is true is another question.)

Packie McReary: I never thought this would happen, Niko. I never fucking thought it. Kate, sweet, innocent Katie...
Niko Bellic: I'm sorry, Packie. I was there, I tried to stop it...
Packie McReary: (sobbing) She didn't do nothing to nobody! It was us McReary men who were the sinners! We're paying for that ourselves, she didn't have to pay too!
Niko Bellic: She didn't, Packie. You're right.
Grand Theft Auto IV, "Revenge" route ending

And you're a cherry blossom, you're about to bloom
You look so pretty, and you're gone so soon!
"Centuries", by Imagine Dragons

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