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 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)
The road be precepts is tedious, by example short and efficacious.
Source: On Travel as a Cure for Discontent
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.
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