A Quote by Saint Basil the Great on death, good, life, limits, mortality, soul, and time

What is there astonishing in the death of a mortal? But we are grieved at his dying before his time. Are we sure that this was not his time? We do not know how to pick and choose what is good for our souls, or how to fix the limits of the life of man.

Saint Basil the Great (329 - 379)

Source: Letters and Select Works

Contributed by: Zaady