“A number of our…” Seneca

“A number of our blessings do us harm, for memory brings back the agony of fear, while foresight brings it on prematurely. No one confines his unhappiness to the present.”   – Seneca

“Wild animals run from…” Seneca

“Wild animals run from the dangers they actually see, and once they have escaped them worry no more. We however are tormented alike by what is past and what is to come.”   – Seneca

“What’s the good of…” Seneca

“What’s the good of dragging up sufferings which are over, or of being unhappy now just because you were then? […] When troubles come to an end, the natural thing is to be glad.”   – Seneca

“Projecting our thoughts far…” Seneca

“Projecting our thoughts far ahead of us, instead of adapting ourselves to the present, is cause of fear. Foresight, the greatest blessing humanity has been given, is also a curse.”   – Seneca

“Everything that will happen…” Seneca

“Everything that will happen belongs to the domain of the uncertain. Live now.”   – Seneca

“What difference does it make…” Seneca

“What difference does it make what your position in life is, if you dislike it yourself?”   – Seneca

“Everything hangs on one’s…” Seneca

“Everything hangs on one’s thinking. […] A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.”   – Seneca