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Re: re:Death quote -- Who said that?
At 07:05 AM 6/14/01 +0200, you wrote:
> To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being
>wise: for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that
>men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them: but
>they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils.
>And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what
>we do not know?
> BC 469-399
> Perhaps the root of our trouble is that we sacrifice all the beauty of
>our lives, to imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, sacrifices,
[ Excess quotations omitted. ]
Socrates and Sinclair-- Two wise men observe death dispassionately, yet
with insight, hopefulness and peace.
I wonder why it is that conscious dying is a choice not many consider as an
option. I hope when my turn comes, I will face it expectantly, consciously
aware that I'm passing through a veil into a new dimension. I'm
anticipating another adventure.
Thanks for those words, Sinclair.
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