The perpetual work of your life is but to lay the foundation of death.

Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) French essayist
“That to Study Philosophy Is to Learn to Die” Essays (1588) [tr. Hazlitt (1851)]

Alternate translation:

The constant work of your life is to build death.
[tr. Frame (1948)]

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