The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

Montaigne 1.3

Durer's portrait of the Emperor Maximilian
from Albrecht Dürer’s Portrait of Maximilian I

We are never at home with, but always beyond, ourselves. Fear, desire, and hope impel us into the future, and rob us of the sense and consideration of that which is, in order to keep us musing over that which will be, even when we shall cease to be.

Notes on ‘Our feelings continue beyond this life’:


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