οὐκ ἂν ἀνὴρ τοιαῦτα σοφὸς φρεσὶ μαντεύσαιτο,
ὡς ὄφρα μέν τε βιῶσι, τὸ δὴ βίοτον καλέουσι,
τόφρα μὲν οὖν εἰσίν, καί σφιν πάρα δειλὰ καὶ ἐσθλά,
πρὶν δὲ πάγεν τε βροτοὶ καὶ [ἐπεὶ] λύθεν, οὐδὲν ἄρ’ εἰσιν.
No wise man would suppose this in his thoughts that while they live what they call life then they exist and experience misery and good, but before they are put together as mortals and when they are dissolved, they are nothing.
Plut., Adv. Col. 1113 D