Lord Macaulay once said that Seneca the Younger was easily quotable, but reading him straight through would be like “dining on nothing but anchovy sauce.”
I agree! Thus I present some of the condensed wit and wisdom of Seneca, every Saturday.
Letter XXII — On the futility of half-way measures
No man is so faint-hearted that he would rather hang in suspense forever than drop once and for all.
Seneca Epistles 1-65, Translation by Richard Gummere. Loeb Classical Library.
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