Voltaire once said,
Thereupon his death bed,
"I would renounce The Devil,
Thus eagerly bringing level,
The apostate heart of every rebel,
But I ponder I must refrain,
From such low-brow disdain,
For though I am a man weak in death,
In life I was quite keen to see,
That now, especially,
'Tis no time for making a new enemy."
-This little ditty was inspired by a witty little anecdote credited to the French Renaissance philosopher Voltaire. Supposedly, as he lie dying in his death-bed, the attending priest asked him if he would like to renounce the Devil, to which he replied: "I would but, now is not the time to make a new enemy."