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  • Nor are we political infants or innocents: We don't believe in the adage, Fiat veritas, et pereat mundus (without truth, let the world perish).

    John Seery: Bush the Bluffer

  • Ultra humanam fragilitatem prolixi, ut immature pereat qui centenarius moriatur, &c. 4082.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • “Fiat ars – pereat mundus”, says Fascism, and, as Marinetti admits, expects war to supply the artistic gratification of a sense perception that has been changed by technology.

    Gerry Canavan

  • This is why every being, even the smallest, says to itself, So long as I am safe, let the world perish — dum ego salvus sim, pereat mundus.

    On Human Nature

  • Fiant pilulae, et pereat mundus, which would be the easiest to carry out.

    Essays of Schopenhauer

  • The old villain relaxed his vigilance over the women, who for the first time were allowed to enter the doors without supervision: Merolla treats of this stale trick, and exclaims, — “Ah pereat! didicit fallere si qua virum.”

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • “Let justice prevail though the world perish” (fiat justitia, pereat mundus); it was pure and august and majestic, but it was essentially divine rather than hu - man, a manifestation of the noumenal world, with the result that it would be denied what its weaker and less impressive other self secured, namely success in practical affairs.

    CASUISTRY

  • * [7982] Pretium mortis Christi datum est pro illis tantum quibus Dominus ipse dixit, ‘Sicut Moses exaltavit serpentem in deserto, ita exaltari oportet Filius hominis, ut omnis qui credit in ipso non pereat, sed habeat vitam eternam.’

    The Death of Death in the Death of Christ

  • * [7807] Pretium mortis Christi datum est pro illis tantum quibus Dominus ipse dixit, ‘Sicut Moses exaltavit serpentem in deserto, ita exaltari oportet Filius hominis, ut omnis qui credit in ipso non pereat, sed habeat vitam eternam.’

    The Death of Death in the Death of Christ

  • Those on board saw what was passing and understood the request, but they were loath to endanger the lives of all for the sake of one -- "_Melius est ut pereat unus quam ut pereat communitas_" (Saint Augustine) -- so they raised anchors and sailed out of the port, leaving Serrano to meet his terrible fate.

    The Philippine Islands

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