Quotable #83: Life and Death


“The first breath is the beginning of death.” — Anon.

“There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.” — George Santayana

“It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time.” — Samuel Johnson, quoted in James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson, 1791

“We trouble our life by thoughts about death, and our death by thoughts about life.” — Michel de Montaigne, translation by M. A. Screech, The Essays: A Selection, 1993

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