Pamādo maccuno padaṃ.
Appamattā na mīyanti.
Ye pamattā yathā matā.
Heedfulness is the path to the Deathless.
Heedlessness is the path to death.
The heedful die not.
The heedless are as if dead already.
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom,
translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita