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    WHO COINED THE PHRASE "ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG"

    AND DOU YOU BELIEVE IT TRUE ?

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    This phrase originated from "Whom the gods love dies young" a proverb told by the Greek historian Herodotus.


    I think it merely seems that way but there are bad people who die young also.

    mycatsmom

    and they were all dying young back in the ancient greek days

    I've known some wonderful people that died before their  time. My g.friend's son died last April , 2013 of leukemia.He was 34. So Sad. My late husband died before his time......so did his two brothers

    Dunno but guess that makes me no good cuz I am 58 so???????
    mycatsmom

    Dar, you're still relatively young,but don't go and die now. 60 is the new 40 :-)
    hector5559

    You do no look it,I thought you were only 28,

    Billy Joel? (just kidding) Obviously someone who was STILL ALIVE at the time. ;)

    mycatsmom

    I was trying to think of whose song that line was in . It was Billy Joel's song, huh?

    Neil Young

    mycatsmom

    he didn't die
    figtree3

    Nor is he young :)

    I've heard it several times but the most resent was from the movie. "Escape From Fort Bravo" 1953. Calvary Officer Captain Roper addresses his personal aid Pvt Symore "And if I don't come back..." then the aid quips," You'll be back Captain. Only the good die young." http://youtu.be/BdaiaaE5NvM?t=1m9s



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