98. On Death and Freedom

On Death and freedom XXVI. On Old Age and Death 1. I was just lately telling you that I was within sight of old age. I am now afraid that I have left old age behind me. For some other word would now apply to my years, or at any rate to my body; since old age […]

81. On Keeping Your Eye on Freedom

On Keeping Your Eye on Freedom XXII. On the Futility of Half-Way Measures 1. You understand by this time that you must withdraw yourself from those showy and depraved pursuits; but you still wish to know how this may be accomplished. There are certain things which can be pointed out only by someone who is present. […]

48. On Gaining Freedom From the Flesh

On Gaining Freedom From The Flesh XIV. On the Reasons for Withdrawing from the World 1. I confess that we all have an inborn affection for our body; I confess that we are entrusted with its guardianship. I do not maintain that the body is not to be indulged at all; but I maintain that we […]