„Let no one pay me honor with tears, nor celebrate my funeral rites with weeping. Why? I fly, living, through the mouths of men.“
Nemo me lacrumis decoret neque funera fletu faxit. Cur? volito vivos per ora virum.

—  Ennius, As quoted by Cicero in Tusculanae Disputationes, Book I, chapter XV, section 34
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