Seneca on Rehearsing

Seneca for instance advises “to envisage every possibility and to strengthen the spirit to deal with the things which may conceivably come about. Rehearse them in your mind: exile, torture, war, shipwreck.”

~ Seneca / Courtesy Philosophersmag

Jim Harrison on Infirmities

Our cures are interesting. Our infirmities aren’t. Everyone knows about infirmities.

~ Conversations with Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison on Therapists

…the trouble is, as many will admit, only one therapist out of a thousand is any good.

~ Conversations with Jim Harrison

Dahn Vo on Paradises

…and I think that is the reality and I learned that from Isamu Noguchi, that he builded like his paradises within all the problem of things.

~ Dahn Vo / Louisiana Channel 

Seneca on Calm

“To bear trials with a calm mind robs misfortune of its strength and burden.”

~ Seneca

Viktor Frankl on Difficulties

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”

~ Viktor Frankl

Plato on Wisdom

“Just as bees make honey from thyme, the strongest and driest of herbs, so do the wise profit from the most difficult of experiences.”

~ Plato

Charlie Munger on Difficulties

If something is too hard, we move on to something else. What could be simpler than that?

~ Charlie Munger

Rudyard Kipling on Miseries

“Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places, and meet us at so many turns and corners, that what they want in weight, they make up in number, and render it less hazardous to stand the fire of one cannon ball, than a volley composed of such a shower of bullets.”

~ Rudyard Kipling

Socrates on Misfortune

“If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.”

~ Socrates