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Simon Drew

On Remembering Death

8. For I must tell you what I myself think: I hold that one is braver at the very moment of death than when one is approaching death.

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Simon Drew

On Philosophy and Death

This is a great accomplishment, Lucilius, and one which needs long practice to learn, – to depart calmly when the inevitable hour arrives.

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Simon Drew

On Not Seeking Death

And in another passage: “What is so absurd as to seek death, when it is through fear of death that you have robbed your life of peace?” And you may add a third statement, of the same stamp: “Men are so thoughtless, nay, so mad, that some, through fear of

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Simon Drew

On Leaving Life As We Have Begun

Do you suppose that I shall write you how kindly the winter season has dealt with us, – a short season and a mild one, – or what a nasty spring we are having, – cold weather out of season, – and all the other trivialities which people write when

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Simon Drew

On Learning How to Die (P2)

“It is difficult, however,” you say, “to bring the mind to a point where it can scorn life.” But do you not see what trifling reasons impel men to scorn life?

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