Let us too overcome all things, with our reward consisting not in any wreath or garland... but in moral worth...

There is a pleasure in having succeeded in enduring something the actual enduring of which was very far from pleasant… Look at the amount of punishment that boxers and wrestlers take to the face and the body generally! … Let us too overcome all things, with our reward consisting not in any wreath or garland, not in trumpet-calls for silence at the ceremonial proclamation of our name, but in moral worth, in strength of spirit in a peace that is won for ever once in any contest fortune has been utterly defeated.


Philosophical Category Tags: Seneca - Letter VI


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