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Seneca, from “On the Shortness of Life”

XVI. Those who forget the past, neglect the present, and fear the future live brief and troubled lives. When they reach the end of it, the poor wretches see too late how long they bothered about doing

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Seneca, “On The Shortness of Life,” XIV

Of all people, only those who take the time for philosophy really live, for they are not content to live out only their own lives but live in all the ages—all of history adds to their lives. Unless we

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Epictetus, from The Handbook

43. There are always two handles by which to grasp something— one is good to grab, the other useless. You’ve been wronged? Don’t grab the handle labeled “injustice.” You can’t carry wrongs that way. D

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Epictetus, from The Handbook

32. Fortunetellers thrive. But wait: You know what you want, don’t you? OK, think—is that within your power? If not, it’s neither good nor bad. Yes, fortunetellers thrive. If you go to a fortune telle

04/16/2016 09:13:43 AM

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Marcus Aurelius, from Exhortations to Himself

Respect the faculty that produces opinions. You entirely depend upon this faculty to keep from accepting those opinions that are inconsistent with the nature of things and the thinking of a rational a

04/08/2016 02:12:59 PM

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