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.
I do not distinguish by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge of the man.
Source: On a Happy Life (L'Estrange's Abstract), chap. i.
What must be shall be; and that which is a necessity to him that struggles, is little more than choice to him that struggles.
Most men ebb and flow in wretchedness between the fear of death and the hardship of life; they are unwilling to live, and yet they do not know how to die.
Source: Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 4
What with our hooks, snares, nets, and dogs, we are at war with all living creatures, and nothing comes amiss but that which is either too cheap or too common; and all this is to gratify a fantastical palate.
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