Become accustomed to the belief that death is nothing to us. For all
good and evil consists in sensation, but death is deprivation of
sensation. . . . So death, the most terrifying of ills, is nothing to us,
since so long as we exist death is not with us; but when death
comes, then we do not exist. It does not concern either the living
or the dead, since for the former it is not, and the latter are no more.
Epiricus in a Letter to Menoeceus