Saturday, June 23, 2007

The true value of time (Lord Chesterfield)

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

Lord Chesterfield was Philip Stanhope.
His Letters to his son can be viewed online.
A short summary is contained here

Memento mori is an art form designed to remind us that we are mortal.
by Harmen Steenwijck (c. 1640) is one of many examples - skulls, candles annd timepieces being typical contents of such still life pictures.

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