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For there is no long-term remembrance of the wise more than the fool, since what exists now, in the days to come, will be entirely forgotten. How does the wise [man] die? Just like the fool!

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A long time from now the memories about a wise man will not be any clearer than those about a foolish man; in the days to come, the present realities will be completely forgotten. How does a wise man die? He dies in the same way that the fool dies!



This sentence contains two thoughts which are difficult to convey smoothly in one English sentence. Therefore, the translation column is purposefully cumbersome, while the two ideas have been separated in the paraphrase column.