Our (the Stoic) motto, as you know, is live according to nature.
Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)
Contributed by: Zaady
Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough.
People do not care how nobly they live, only how long, despite the fact that it is within everyone's reach to live nobly, but within no one's reach to live long.
It is extreme evil to depart from the company of the living before you die.
If thou wishest to be loved, love.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
There is no great genius without a tincture of madness. Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiæ
Source: De Tranquillitate Animi, 15.
We are mad, not only individually, but nationally. We check manslaughter and isolated murders; but what of war and the much vaunted crime of slaughtering whole peoples?
Live with men as if God saw you; converse with God as if men heard you.
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