What is the origin of this quote?

All my life I have heard the phrase "Only the good die young". or perhaps this: "You ask why the good die young. It is to save them from the wrath that is to come" I always assumed that this is in the Bible, but evidently not. I have done a Strong's Concordance search and not one word gives... show more All my life I have heard the phrase "Only the good die young". or perhaps this: "You ask why the good die young. It is to save them from the wrath that is to come" I always assumed that this is in the Bible, but evidently not. I have done a Strong's Concordance search and not one word gives reference to this. I looked it up on the net and all I got was the lyrics to some popular song that uses this phrase. Could it be from Shakespeare? Does anyone out there know? Thanx.<(((><
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