Tuesday, November 03, 2015



Seneca, Letters to Lucilius 90.18 (tr. Richard M. Gummere):
All things were ready for us at our birth; it is we that have made everything difficult for ourselves, through our disdain for what is easy. Houses, shelter, creature comforts, food, and all that has now become the source of vast trouble, were ready at hand, free to all, and obtainable for trifling pains.

ad parata nati sumus; nos omnia nobis difficilia facilium fastidio fecimus. tecta tegimentaque et fomenta corporum et cibi et quae nunc ingens negotium facta sunt, obvia erant et gratuita et opera levi parabilia.

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