Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Of the Remembrance of Death

"Now while you are in good health you may do many good deeds; if you fall sick, I cannot tell what you may do, for few are made better through sickness. Do not put your trust in your friends and neighbors, and do not put off your good deeds until after your death, for you shall be sooner forgotten than you think. It is better to provide for yourself ahead of time and to send some good deeds before you than to trust to others who very likely will easily forget you. For the common proverb is true: Today a man; tomorrow none."

--Thomas a Kempis

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