You cannot, I repeat, successfully acquire it and preserve your modesty at the same time.
Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)
Source: Letters from a Stoic
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
A consciousness of wrongdoing is the first step to salvation...you have to catch yourself doing it before you can correct it.
What's the good of dragging up sufferings which are over, of being unhappy now just because you were then.
Every journey has an end.
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