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  • Doug Belshaw 3:30 pm on March 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Prosperity that is undiminished cannot withstand a single blow; but the man who has struggled constantly against his own ills becomes hardened by suffering and no misfortune makes him yield, indeed, if he falls, he still fights on his knees.

    Seneca, ‘On Providence’

     
  • Doug Belshaw 10:30 am on March 10, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    The best way for a man to lead his life is to have been as cheerful as possible and to have suffered as little as possible. This could happen if one did not seek ones pleasure in mortal things.

    Democritus of Abdera

     
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