Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Cicero, de morte

nam si supremus ille dies non exstinctionem, sed commutationem affert loci, quid optabilius? sin autem perimit ac delet omnino, quid melius quam in mediis vitae laboribus obdormiscere et ita coniventem somno consopiri sempiterno?

Tusculanae Quaestiones 1.117

For if that final day brings not extinction, but a change of place, what could be more desirable? But if it destroys and annihilates us completely, what could be better than to fall asleep in the midst of life's sufferings, and closing our eyes in this way to rest in eternal slumber?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wow, that's deep for a lawyer.