It is not goodness to be better than the worst. -Bonitas non est pessimis esse meliorem
Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)
Contributed by: Zaady
Mere life is not a blessing, but to live well.
It does not matter how many books you have, but how good the books are which you have.
Source: H. Eves Return to Mathematical Circles, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1988.
It is well to be born either a king or a fool.
Love of bustle is not industry.
Nothing is so bitter that a calm mind cannot find comfort in it.
It goes far toward making a man faithful to let him understand that you think him so; and he that does but suspect I will deceive him, gives me a sort of right to do so.
Light cares speak, great ones are speechless. -Curae leves loquuntur ingentes stupent
The stomach begs and clamors, and listens to no precepts. And yet it is not an obdurate creditor; for it is dismissed with small payment if you give it only what you owe, and not as much as you can.
The whole duty of man is embraced in the two principles of abstinence and patience: temperance in prosperity, and patient courage in adversity.
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