Whatever is to make us better and happy, God has placed either openly before us or close to us.
Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)
Contributed by: Zaady
Great is he who enjoys his earthenware as if it were plate, and not less great is the man to whom all plate is no more than earthenware.
If you would make a man happy, do not add to his possessions but subtract from the sum of his desires.
Source: H. Eves Return to Mathematical Circles, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1988.
Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.
Source: Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 90
You roll my log, and I will roll yours.
It is another's fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do not give. To find one thankful man, I will oblige a great many that are not so.
No era is closed to great intellects. -Nullum saeculum magnis ingeniis clausum est
A great man can come from a hut. -Potest ex casa magnus vir exire
For greed all nature is too little.
All cruelty springs from weakness.
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