Let us fight the battle-retreat from the things that attract us and rouse ourselves to meet the things that actually attack us.
Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)
Source: Letters from a Stoic
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
There is nothing the wise man does reluctantly.
Man's ideal state is realized when he has fulfilled the purpose for which he is born. And what is it that reason demands of him? Something very easy-that he live in accordance with his own nature.
For men in a state of freedom had thatch for their shelter, while slavery dwells beneath marble and gold.
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