the way to be immortal is to die daily

[readings]

“We all labour against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases.”

“There is no misery but in himself, where there is no end of misery; and so, indeed, in his own sense, the stoic is in the right. He forgets that he can die who complains of misery. We are in the power of no calamity while death is in our own.”

“Whosoever enjoys not this life, I count him but an apparition, though he wear about him the sensible affections of flesh. In these moral acceptions, the way to be immortal is to die daily…”

–Thomas Browne, Religio Medici (1642: http://penelope.uchicago.edu/

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