Sunday, November 22, 2015

Montaigne quote

From The Complete Essays of Montaigne:
"Look on each day as if it were your last, And each unlooked-for hour will seem a boon." HORACE

It is uncertain where death awaits us; let us await it everywhere. Premeditation of death is premeditation of freedom. He who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave. Knowing how to die frees us from all subjection and constraint. There is nothing evil in life for the man who has thoroughly grasped the fact that to be deprived of life is not an evil.