He is a fool who leaves things close at hand to follow what is out of reach.
Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)
Contributed by: Zaady
Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvied.
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear, but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.
Custom is almost second nature.
Source: Preservation of Health.
A traveller at Sparta, standing long upon one leg, said to a Lacedaemonian, "I do not believe you can do as much." "True," said he, "but every goose can."
It is no disgrace not to be able to do everything; but to undertake or pretend to do what you are not made for, is not only shameful, but extremely troublesome and vexatious.
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