Philosophy's power to blunt all the blows of circumstance is beyond belief.
Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)
Source: Letters from a Stoic
Contributed by: Zaady
God is near you, is with you, is inside you.
There is about wisdom a nobility and magnificence in the fact that she doesn't just fall to a person's lot, that each man owes her to his own efforts, that one doesn't go to anyone other than oneself to find her.
Retire into yourself as much as possible. Associate with people who are likely to improve you. Welcome those whom you are capable of improving. The process is a mutual one. People learn as they teach.
Shall I tell you what philosophy holds out to humanity? Counsel...You are called in to help the unhappy.
How much longer are you going to be a pupil? From now on do some teaching as well.
Be harsh with yourself at times.
Life is never incomplete if it is an honorable one. At whatever point you leave life, if you leave it in the right way, it is whole.
You have to persevere and fortify your pertinacity until the will to good becomes a disposition to good.
To want simply what is enough nowadays suggests to people primitiveness and squalor.
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