Quotation by Sydney Smith

It is a bore, I admit, to be past seventy, for you are left for execution, and are daily expecting the death-warrant; but ... it is not anything very capital we quit. We are, at the close of life, only hurried away from stomach-aches, pains in the joints, from sleepless nights and unamusing days, from weakness, ugliness, and nervous tremors; but we shall all meet again in another planet, cured of all our defects.
Sydney Smith (1771–1845), British writer, clergyman. Letter, September 13, 1842. The Letters of Sydney Smith, vol. 2 (1953).
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