Seneca on Obstacles

Even if some obstacle comes on the scene, its appearance is only to be compared to that of clouds which drift in front of the sun without ever defeating its light.

~ Seneca

Marcus Aurelius on Obstacles

“You have to assemble your life yourself … if you accept the obstacle and work with what you’re given, an alternative will present itself—another piece of what you’re trying to assemble.”

~ Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius on Obstacles

“Our actions may be impeded … but there can be no impeding our intentions or our dispositions. Because we can accommodate and adapt. The mind adapts and converts to its own purposes the obstacle to our acting.”

~ Marcus Aurelius