Thursday, June 03, 2004


Seneca on Solitude

Seneca, De Tranquillitate Animi 17.3:
But these two things should be mixed and alternated, solitude and company. The former will create a longing for other humans, the latter will create a longing for ourselves. And the one will be the remedy of the other -- solitude will cure our hatred of the crowd, the crowd will cure our disgust with solitude.
miscenda tamen ista et alternanda sunt, solitudo et frequentia: illa faciet hominum desiderium, haec nostri, et erit altera alterius remedium; odium turbae sanabit solitudo, taedium solitudinis turba.

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