Wednesday, January 13, 2016

More courage and resolution.......

... but Old Age has no certain Limits;  it may end sooner or later.  All we have to do, is live well while it lasts, and do our best to discharge the respective Duties of our Station, with a just Contempt of Death, that, come when it will, we may without Surprize be prepared for it.  And this will give Old Age more Courage and Resolution, than even Youth itself in its highest Vigour can pretend to. 

-Marcus Tullius Cicero, as extracted from The Cato Major, Or His Discourse Of Old-Age:  With Explanatory Notes

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