Ex Libris Kirkland

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Subtitle Penguin Great Ideas
First Written 54
Genre Philosophy
Origin Rome
Publisher Penguin
ISBN-10 0143036327
ISBN-13 978-0143036326
My Copy (Penguin Great Ideas) Paperback
First Read April 21, 2014

On the Shortness of Life

So you must not think a man has lived long because he has white hair and wrinkles: he has not lived long, just existed long. ... He did not have a long voyage, just a long tossing about.

Quoted on April 22, 2014

Believe me, it is the sign of a great man, and one who is above human error, not to allow his time to be frittered away: he has the longest possible life simply because whatever time was available he devoted entirely to himself. None of it lay fallow and neglected, none of it under another's control; for being an extremely thrifty guardian of his time he never found anything for which it was worth exchanging.

Quoted on April 22, 2014

You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire.

Quoted on May 7, 2014

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