Our (the Stoic) motto, as you know, is live according to nature.
Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)
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?
If you judge, investigate.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
All things are cause for either laughter or weeping.
He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.
Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.
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