These Five Quotes From Seneca (IM 872)

“If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.”


“Believe me it is better to understand the balance-sheet of one’s own life than of the corn trade.”


“It is not the man who has too little that is poor, but the one who craves for more.” 


“The wise man, he said, 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. The wise man needs hands and eyes and a great number of things that are required for the purposes of day-to-day life; but he lacks nothing, for lacking something implies that it is a necessity and nothing, to the wise man, is a necessity.”


“Happy the man who improves other people not merely when he is in their presence but even when he is in their thoughts.”

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