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Seneca on What Makes a Person Poor

This is one of the most important lessons of Stoicism

“It is not the man who has too little who is poor, but the man who hankers for more.” Seneca the Younger, in Letters from a Stoic

This sentence from Letter II is one of Seneca’s most often quoted ones. Unless you’re desperately poor, you feel Seneca’s talking straight at you.



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