Death is not evil, for it frees man from all ills and takes away his desires along with desire's rewards. Old age is the supreme evil, for it deprives man of all pleasures while allowing his appetites to remain, and it brings with it every possible sorrow. Yet men fear death and desire old age.Giacomo Leopardi
"Giacomo Taldegardo Francesco di Sales Saverio Pietro Leopardi" was an Italian poet, philosopher, essayist and philologist. Although he lived in a secluded town in the ultra-conservative Papal States, he came in touch with the main thoughts of the Age of Enlightenment/Enlightenment, and, by his own literary evolution, created a remarkable and renowned poetic work, related to the Romanticism/Romantic era. The depth of his reflection on the existence and the human condition makes him a philosopher of considerable depth. The extraordinary lyrical quality of his poetry made him a central protagonist in the European and international literary and cultural landscape.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous poets! More Giacomo Leopardi on Wikipedia.