Forward, my brave fellows, forward! Carry me into the fort. If I am to die, I want to die at the head of the column!
As a day well spent procures a happy sleep, so a life well employed procures a happy death.[Sì come una giornata bene spesa dà lieto dormire, così una vita bene usata dà lieto morire.]
While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.[Quando io crederò imparare a vivere, e io imparerò a morire.]
When a man of normal habits is ill, everyone hastens to assure him that he is going to recover. When a vegetarian is ill (which fortunately very seldom happens), everyone assures him that he is going to die, and that they told him so, and that it serves him right. They implore him to take at least a little gravy, so as to give himself a chance of lasting out the night.