Seneca On Sorrow

BAFA8EA6-7CC8-4BF1-A084-515D5159D148Seneca (c. 4 BC – AD65)

Let those people go on weeping and wailing whose self-indulgent minds have been weakened by long prosperity, let them collapse at the threat of the most trivial injuries; but let those who have spent all their years suffering disasters endure the worst afflictions with a brave and resolute staunchness.

Everlasting misfortune does have one blessing, that it ends up by toughening those whom it constantly afflicts.