When to Die is to Gain: Socrates


Daily Dabble in the Classics, Plato quoting Socrates

Either death is a state of nothingness and utter unconsciousness, or, as men say, there is a change and migration of the soul from this world to another. …Now if death be of such a nature, I say that to die is to gain; for eternity is then only a single night.

Source: Plato quoting Socrates in “Apology.” 399 B.C.