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.
Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)
Source: Letters from a Stoic
Contributed by: Zaady
To be everywhere is to be nowhere.
To govern was to serve, not to rule.
As it is with a play, so it is with life-what matters is not how long the acting lasts, but how good it is.
For men in a state of freedom had thatch for their shelter, while slavery dwells beneath marble and gold.
How much better to pursue a straight course and eventually reach that destination where the things that are pleasant are the things that are honorable finally become, for you, the same.
A great fortune is a great slavery.
There is no easy way from the earth to the stars. -Non est ad astra mollis e terris via
Source: Hercules Furens, 437
There has not been any great talent without an element of madness. -Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit
Source: De tranquillitate animi, XVII.10
A giant will keep his size even though he will have stood in a well. -Colossus magnitudinem suam servabit etiam si steterit in puteo
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