Mor(e)ose Monday: Some Epigrams from Thomas More

Thomas More, Epigrams

“To build many houses and keep many flocks is surely the straight path to poverty.”


“I have found the port – farewell, Hope and Fortune! Nothing remains between us – go and toy with others.”


“I came to this earth naked, naked shall I depart. Why do I sweat in vain, though I see these naked funerals?”


“I do not weep for those whom death has stolen away. I weep – I weep for the living, whom the fate of the future burns with extended fear.”


“You would weep if you knew you had but one month left; you laugh, though you may not have even one day.”



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