A stoic quote by Seneca from Letter CV

Now think of the things which goad man into destroying man: they are hope, envy, hatred, fear and contempt. ...to be feared is to fear: no one has been able to strike terror into others and at the same time enjoy peace of mind himself. People who know no self-restraint lead stormy and disordered lives, passing their time in a state of fear commensurate with the injuries they do to others, never able to relax. After every act they tremble, paralysed, their consciences continually demanding an answer, not allowing them to get on with other things. To expect punishment is to suffer it; and to earn it is to expect it.
― Seneca Letter CV
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A Sage is a theoretical perfect stoic - I can only attempt to act as I imagine he would act in my situation.
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