Day 102: April 12 – Life Is Ours To Be Spent, Not To Be Saved

~ Villa Lante, (1570-1575)  


Even were you about to live three thousand years or thrice ten thousand, nevertheless remember this, that no one loses any other life than this which he is living, nor lives any other than which he is losing. Thus the longest and the shortest come to the same thing. For the present is equal for all, and what is passing is therefore equal: thus what is being lost is proved to be barely a moment. For a man could lose neither past nor future how can one rob him of what he has not got?

~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations



Life is half spent before we know what it is.

~ Anon


What Happened

1204: Soldiers from the Fourth Crusade sack the Christian city of Constantinople.

1945: US President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, dies from a stroke.

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