It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.

Epicurus (341-270 BC) Greek philosopher
The Vatican Collection of Epicurean Sayings [Sententiae Vaticanae], #31

Alt. trans.: "One can attain security against other things, but when it comes to death all men live in a city without walls."

Added on 18-Jun-14 | Last updated 18-Jun-14
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