On the Shortness of Life, Seneca

On the Shortness of Life

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“It is not that we have a short space of time, but that we waste much of it. Life is long enough”.
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Simon Dunlop
Simon Dunlophas quoted3 years ago
So it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it. Just as when ample and princely wealth falls to a bad owner it is squandered in a moment, but wealth however modest, if entrusted to a good custodian, increases with use, so our lifetime extends amply if you manage it properly.
Lliahas quoted4 years ago
It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested
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