Sunrise and
Soles occidere et redire possunt:
Nobis cum semel occidit brevis lux
Nox est perpetua una dormienda.
Suns can set and rise again; but to our brief light, when once it sets, there comes a never-ending night that must be passed in never-ending sleep.

--- The Poems of Gaius Valerius Catullus
Translation by Charles Stuttaford
As quoted in the TLS
18 June 2010
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