|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||John Gay (16851732)|
|QUOTATION:||While there is life there s hope, he cried. 1|
|ATTRIBUTION:||Fables. Part i. The Sick Man and the Angel.|
[greek] (For the living there is hope, but for the dead there is none.)Theocritus: Idyl iv. 42.
Ægroto, dum anima est, spes est (While the sick man has life, there is hope).Cicero: Epistolarum ad Atticum, ix. 10. [back]