Quote for the Day: Montaigne on final tasks

I want death to find me planting my cabbages, but careless of death, and still less of my unfinished garden.

– Michel de Montaigne from “That to Philosophize is to Learn to Die” in the Essays. Montaigne is mocking a man who had fretted about completing his composition of a history book before his death.

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