Beautiful death

“Those who know themselves to be honest, do not fear death as wrongdoers fear it and plead to escape punishment. Their minds are not tormented by remorse for shameful actions. On the contrary they consider it not a punishment but an honour to die in a good cause: they deem it glorious to die for freedom. And what an example to give! Executing men who cause the just love, the seditious-minded detest and of which the ignorant and feeble-minded understand nothing”

Theological-Political Treatise, Spinoza

 

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