Musonius Rufus on Duty

“Those men do not live long who have become accustomed to say to their subjects in defence of whatever they do, not, ‘It is my duty,’ but, ‘It is my will.'”

~ Musonius Rufus

Musonius Rufus on Life

“…the more one pushes the intelligent person away from the life he was born for, the more he inclines towards it.”

~ King, Cynthia. Musonius Rufus: Lectures and Sayings (p. 89). Unknown. Kindle Edition.

Musonius Rufus on Work

“If you accomplish something good with hard work, the labour passes quickly, but the good endures; if you do something shameful in pursuit of pleasure, the pleasure passes quickly, but the shame endures.”

~ Musonius Rufus.