3 Day Quote Challenge. Day 1.

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Painting; Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Art Print for sale

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

Memento mori—remember death!

These are important words. If we kept in mind that we will soon inevitably die, our lives would be completely different. If a person knows that he will die in a half hour, he certainly will not bother doing trivial, stupid, or, especially, bad things during this half hour. Perhaps you have half a century before you die—what makes this any different from a half hour?

Leo Tolstoy

These words ring so profound to me.

They are not to be feared, they are an affirmation of life.

Savor every moment.

This is Day 1 of the 3 Day Quote Challenge.

Thank you to both Rich at Waffle Me This,  and Judy at Edwina’s Episodes.

These are wonderful blogs, I am so glad to have found them.



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21 Responses to 3 Day Quote Challenge. Day 1.

  1. wafflemethis says:

    Macabre at first van
    But after reading the full thing how brilliant and how true. Carpe diem☺

  2. You are right Van, None of us know how long we have left so we ought to make the most of it. 🙂

  3. I like what you have to say about this quote!

  4. An awareness of mortality puts EVERYTHING into perspective. Nice choice, Van. Have a great day.

  5. Erika Kind says:

    Very true words indeed!

  6. Bugsmetwo says:

    oh I love this. I’ll have to put a post up about the day my life perspective changed to actually be meaningful and purposeful.

  7. The Death of Ivan Ilyach remains one of my favourite bits of literature.

  8. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Strong words, Van. I try every day to live as though it were my last day, with no regrets. Living fully. Not always possible, but yet that is my goal. I’ve learned by loosing my health 3 times how precious LIFE truly is. Thank you for this post, my friend. My Heart really needed to hear these words. Love, Amy ❤

  9. What a great quote Van, it’s so true! ❤
    Diana xo

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