"The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.” ― Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

I surprised myself with buying this book--because this is exactly the type of books that I would acquire then leave it forgotten on the shelf for a while (could be weeks, could be years). Maybe the fact that Tom Hiddleston once tweeted about it had something to do with me buying it... #ontheshortnessoflife #seneca #philosophy #stoicism #penguingreatideas
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  • surgabukuku"The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.” ― Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

    I surprised myself with buying this book--because this is exactly the type of books that I would acquire then leave it forgotten on the shelf for a while (could be weeks, could be years). Maybe the fact that Tom Hiddleston once tweeted about it had something to do with me buying it... #ontheshortnessoflife #seneca #philosophy #stoicism #penguingreatideas

  • braveliteraryworldWhat a great cover.
  • stoiceliteSavage! 💪
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