Marcus Aurelius, from Exhortations to Himself

Watch out for four errors of the higher mind; when you see one of these, say, “That thought is unnecessary!” First is that thought which tends to damage social relations.  Second is a thought that does not come from genuine thinking. Third is speaking the thoughts of others. The fourth is when you reproach yourself … More Marcus Aurelius, from Exhortations to Himself

Seneca, from Book XX, “Of a Happy Life”

Ovid wrote, ”Philosophers do not carry into effect all that they teach.” True. But philosophers do affect some for good through their noble conceptions. Indeed, they would be much happier if they could live up to their own words! Despite human shortcomings, we have no cause to despise the good sayings of good hearts. Even … More Seneca, from Book XX, “Of a Happy Life”