What view is one likely to take of the state of a person's mind when his speech is wild and incoherent and knows no constraint?
Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)
Source: Letters from a Stoic
Contributed by: Zaady
We should live as if we were in public view, and think, too, as if someone could peer into the inmost recesses of our hearts-which someone can!
When one has lost a friend one's eyes should be neither dry nor streaming. Tears, yes, there should be, but not lamentation.
Just where death is expecting you is something we cannot know; so, for your part, expect him everywhere.
Shall I tell you what philosophy holds out to humanity? Counsel...You are called in to help the unhappy.
What is required is not a lot words, but effectual ones.
A good character is the only guarantee of everlasting, carefree happiness.
The philosopher: he alone knows how to live for himself. He is the one, in fact, who knows the fundamental thing: how to live.
No one should feel pride in anything that is not his own.
How can a thing possibly govern others when it cannot be governed itself?
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