What is required is not a lot words, but effectual ones.
Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)
Source: Letters from a Stoic
Contributed by: Zaady
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?
Away with the world's opinion of you-it's always unsettled and divided.
See what daily exercise does for one.
The wise man then followed a simple way of life-which is hardly surprising when you consider how even in this modern age he seeks to be as little encumbered as he possibly can.
How much longer are you going to be a pupil? From now on do some teaching as well.
Be harsh with yourself at times.
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