Letters from a Stoic

A classic of Stoic philosophy. It’s amazing to me how something 2,000 years old can seem so modern and relevant. I put this book on my list to re-read again and again.

I turned in to the games one mid-day hoping for a little wit and humor there. I was bitterly disappointed. It was really mere butchery.

The primary indication, to my thinking, of a well-ordered mind is a man’s ability to remain in one place and linger in his own company.

For love of bustle is not industry, —it is only the restlessness of a hunted mind.

– SENECA, LETTERS FROM A STOIC