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.
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
The evil which assails us is not in the localities we inhabit but in ourselves.
Source: Moral Essays, "De Tranquillitate Animi" (On Tranquility of Mind)
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