Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It is the superfluous things for which men sweat, - superfluous things that wear our togas theadbare, that force us to grow old in camp, that dash us upon foreign shores.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
It is another's fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do not give. To find one thankful man, I will oblige a great many that are not so.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.