What's the good of dragging up sufferings which are over, of being unhappy now just because you were then.
Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)
Source: Letters from a Stoic
Contributed by: Zaady
To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favorable wind.
Let us fight the battle-retreat from the things that attract us and rouse ourselves to meet the things that actually attack us.
If you shape your life according to nature, you will never be poor; if according to people's opinions, you will never be rich.
You cannot, I repeat, successfully acquire it and preserve your modesty at the same time.
You can only acquire it successfully if you cease to feel any sense of shame.
Refuse to let the thought of death bother you: nothing is grim when we have escaped that fear.
The worse a person is the less he feels it.
Source: Letters from a Stoic (The Penguin Classics L210)
Contributed by: Brian
Straightforwardness and simplicity are in keeping with goodness.
The wise man...lacked nothing but needed a great number of things, whereas the fool, on the other hand, needs nothing (for he does not know how to use anything) but lacks everything.
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