Michel de Montaigne http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_de_Montaigne
"He who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave"
"True philosophers make dying their profession"
"He will live badly who does not know how to die well"
Jedna z ciekawszych myśli jaka mi zapadła czytając o nim:
"I did know in what riotous company Nature had enclosed me. Often has the crash of falling building echoed beside me. Many who were linked to me through the forum and teh senate and everyday conversation have been carried off in a night, which has severed the hands once joined in friendship. Should it surprise me if the perils which have always roamed around me should some day reach me ?"Seneca
"Either it is annihilation, and the dead have no consciousness of anything;or, as we are told, it is really a change: a migration of the soul from this place to another."
Schwytany i skazany na śmierc wypowiada takie słowa:
"Now it is the time that we were going, I to die and you to live; but which of us has the happier prospect is unknown to anyone but God"