The Complete Essays

The Complete Essays


  • Author: [[Michel Montaigne]]
  • Full Title: The Complete Essays
  • Category: #books


  • We do not know where death awaits us: so let us wait for it everywhere. To practise death is to practise freedom. A man who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave. Knowing how to die gives us freedom from subjection and constraint. [C] Life has no evil for him who has thoroughly understood that loss of life is not an evil.

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