For if that last day does not occasion an entire extinction, but a change of abode only, what can be more desirable? And if it, on the other hand, destroys and absolutely puts an end to us, what can be preferable to having a deep sleep fall on us in the midst of the fatigues of life and, being thus overtaken, to sleep to eternity?
The Academic questions, treatise De finibus, and Tusculan disputations of M.T. Cicero, tr. by C.D. Yonge (ed. 1853)