There is no great genius without a tincture of madness. Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiæ
Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)
Source: De Tranquillitate Animi, 15.
Contributed by: Zaady
I persist on praising not the life I lead, but that which I ought to lead. I follow it at a mighty distance, crawling.
Life is a gift of the immortal Gods, but living well is the gift of philosophy.
This is the reason we cannot complain of life: it keeps no one against his will.
I will govern my life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one and to read the other, for what does it signify to make anything a secret to my neighbor, when to God, who is the searcher of our hearts, all our privacies are open?
Leisure without literature is death, or rather the burial of a living man -Otium sine litteris mors est et hominis vivi sepultura
Source: Epistualae morales LXXXII.3
Do the best you can . . . enjoy the present . . . rest satisfied with what you have.
Life is neither a good nor an evil; it is simply the place where good and evil exist.
As long as you live, keep learning how to live.
An honest heart possesses a kingdom.
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