10 Things Worth Sharing From Letters From A Stoic by Seneca
1. Nothing, to my way of thinking, is a better proof of a well ordered mind than a mans ability to stop just where he is and pass some time in his own company.
2. Each day, too, acquire something which will help you to face poverty, or death, and other ills as well.
3. Anyone entering our homes should admire us rather than our furnishings.
4. There is no enjoying the possession of anything valuable unless one has someone to share it with.
5. Associate with people who are likely to improve you. Welcome those whom you are capable of improving. The process is a mutual one: men learn as they teach.
6. We need to set our affections on some good man and keep him constantly before our eyes, so that we may live as if he were watching us and do everything as if he saw what we were doing.
7. We have good reason to say: I trust this finds you in pursuit of wisdom.
8. If you shape your life according to nature, you will never be poor; if according to peoples opinions, you will never be rich.
9. A good character is the only guarantee of everlasting, carefree happiness.
10. No one can lead a happy life if he thinks only of himself and turns everything to his own purposes.
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