Hand-casted in the USA, this double sided wax seal pendant features the Latin words MEMENTO MORI with a skull on one side, and a quote from renowned Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius 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.
TOLERANCE & DISCIPLINE - "Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself." ~Marcus Aurelius
We chose to pair this design and this quote because we feel Aurelius speaks to one of the best ways we can spend our time on this earth - by being kind and understanding of others while striving to improve ourselves every day. We gain nothing by being strict with others; in fact, that sort of behavior would push people away. And while we need to make time for rest and recovery, maintaining motivation and structure in our lives keeps us from sinking into complacency. Tolerance and discipline are skills that will serve you through your entire life.