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.
Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)
Source: Letters from a Stoic
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
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.
Every journey has an end.
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