Death, my son, is a good thing for all men; it is the night for this worried day that we call life. It is in the sleep of death that finds rest for eternity the sickness, pain, desperation, and the fears that agitate, without end, we unhappy living souls.

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Death, my son, is a good thing for all men; ... by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre Quote #107679