- Around your house the greedy Grecians err; And these had perish’d in the nightly war, But for my presence and protecting care.
- But if some chance— as many chances are, And doubtful hazards, in the deeds of warIf one should reach my head, there let it fall, And spare thy life; I would not perish all.
- Can they securely trust their feeble wall, A slight partition, a thin interval, Betwixt their fate and them; when Troy, tho’ built By hands divine, yet perish’d by their guilt?
- Now let him perish, since you hold it good, And glut the Trojans with his pious blood.
- Call them not Trojans: perish the renown And name of Troy, with that detested town.
- My will’s the same: fair goddess, fear no more, Your fleet shall safely gain the Latian shore; Their lives are giv’n; one destin’d head alone Shall perish, and for multitudes atone."
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- ...government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.
Abraham Lincoln -- Gettysburg Address
- We can work together or perish separately.
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