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Hand-casted in the USA, this double sided wax seal pendant features the Latin words MEMENTO MORI with a skull on one side, and your chosen Stoic quote on the back.
MEMENTO MORI means "Remember you will die." Let this side of the pendant remind you to live every day to its fullest potential, for we are not promised tomorrow - just as the phrase conveys, death is inevitable. This phrase and its imagery (usually a human skull) has been around since the medieval period with roots in classical antiquity and Christianity, but it is still just as relevant today. This is not a morbid message, but instead a positive reminder to make the most of every moment you are given, to recognize the opportunity in every day we wake up and keep breathing. How do you want to live life? To its fullest, or with regrets of joy undiscovered? Life is fleeting, so treasure every gift, and guide others to that same appreciation for life.
Choose from 6 famous quotes from Stoic philosophers to be stamped on the back of your pendant, to remind you specifically of how you want to want to move through the world with MEMENTO MORI in mind.
LIFE IS SHORT - "You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think." ~Marcus Aurelius
TOLERANCE & DISCIPLINE - "Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself." ~Marcus Aurelius
A GOOD MAN - "Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one." ~Marcus Aurelius
HIGH STANDARDS - "How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?" ~Epictetus
DEFINITION OF A HERO - "A hero is no braver than any ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
IMAGINATION VS. REALITY - "We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more in imagination than in reality." ~Seneca