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Swiss Reaper

Black Death in Switzerland

Swiss Reaper thanks to Wayne Nowazek

The Grim Reaper appeared in Europe during the 14th century, when Europe was experiencing the Black Death, the result of the plague (1347–51). Death was something that surviving Europeans had on their mind. Skeletons are symbolic of death, representing the human body after it has decayed. The robe is reminiscent of the robes that religious figures of the time wore when conducting funerary services. The scythe is representative of agricultural practices of the time: harvesters used scythes to reap or harvest crops that were ready to be plucked from the earth… and that's what happens when humans die: they are plucked from this earth.

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Death is the price of revolution. - H. Rap Brown

Biography lends to death a new terror. - Oscar Wilde

Love has no age, no limit; and no death. - John Galsworthy

It is not death that alarms me, but dying. - Michel De Montaigne

Death is that after which nothing is of interest. - Rozinov

Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic. - W H Auden

Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death. - Unknown

Death is the greatest evil, because it cuts off hope. - William Hazlitt

Because I could not stop for Death He kindly stopped for me. - Emily Dickinson

His death was the first time that Ed Wynn ever made anyone sad. - Red Skelton

'Tis impossible to be sure of any thing but death and taxes. - Christopher Bullock

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds. - Buddha

Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death. - Lyman Beecher

To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. - J K Rowling

Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate. - Ambrose Bierce

Death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes. - John Donne

Death is nature's way of saying, "Your table is ready." - Robin Williams

My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's. - Oscar Wilde

In an artist's life, death is perhaps not the most difficult thing. - Vincent van Gogh

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. - Benjamin Franklin

A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past. - Fidel Castro

Hearing nuns' confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn. - Fulton J. Sheen

Prison is the worst experience I've ever had in my life - besides death. - Duane Chapman

You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it. - J K Rowling

However much you may try to delay, you are fated to meet the same death as I did. - Tiberius Gracchus

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome. - Isaac Asimov

Death had to take him in his sleep, for if he was awake there'd have been a fight. - Theodore Roosevelt

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come. - Rabindranath Tagore

When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty. - WC Fields

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. - Robert Ingersoll

Easter is a time when God turned the inevitability of death into the invincibility of life. - Craig D Loundsbrough

For death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? - I Corinthians 15:55

If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank. - Woody Allen

At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom. - George Carlin

Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not. - Epicurus

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death. - James F. Bymes

Melbourne is the kind of town that really makes you consider the question, "Is there life after death?" - Bette Midler

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. - Buddha

Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higher the fences get. - Kevin Spacey

When I came back to Dublin, I was courtmartialled in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence. - Brendan Behan


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