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“Fortune falls heavily on those for whom she’s unexpected. The one always on the lookout easily endures.”—SENECA, ON CONSOLATION TO HELVIA, 5.3

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“Just as we commonly hear people say the doctor prescribed someone particular riding exercises, or ice baths, or walking without shoes, we should in the same way say that nature prescribed someone to...

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“You’ll more quickly find an earthly thing kept from the earth than you will a person cut off from other human beings.”—MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 9.9.3

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“The best and the greatest number of authors have asserted that philosophy consists of three parts: the moral, the natural, and the rational. The first puts the soul in order. The second thoroughly...

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“What, then, makes a person free from hindrance and self-determining? For wealth doesn’t, neither does high-office, state or kingdom—rather, something else must be found . . . in the case of living...

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“There’s nothing worse than a wolf befriending sheep. Avoid false friendship at all costs. If you are good, straightforward, and well meaning it should show in your eyes and not escape notice.”...

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“Hecato says, ‘I can teach you a love potion made without any drugs, herbs, or special spell—if you would be loved, love.’”—SENECA, MORAL LETTERS, 9.6

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“The person who does wrong, does wrong to themselves. The unjust person is unjust to themselves—making themselves evil.”—MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 9.4

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