A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on philosophy and stoicism

When some state or other offered Alexander a part of its territory and half of all its property he told them that ‘he hadn’t come to Asia with the intention of accepting whatever they cared to give him, but of letting them keep whatever he chose to leave them.’ Philosophy, likewise, tells all other occupations: ‘It’s not my intention to accept whatever time is leftover from you; you shall have, instead, what I reject.’ Give you whole mind to her.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: Letters from a Stoic (The Penguin Classics L210)

Contributed by: Brian