Good old Seneca, or as I call him Johnny Wisdom. What else did he have to say? n

Some more choice quotes from Johnny Wisdom, translated for the modern idiot.

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.

When you don’t know where you are going it is harder to get there.

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.

Dummies and the poor are more religious than philosophers and scientists, the rich are selfish bastards.

It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.

Do or do not, there is no try — Yoda

True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.

Live in the now, you can’t do anything about the future anyway.

I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.

I am a snarky blogger.

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

Use it or lose it.

If you wished to be loved, love.

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Wait a minute? the golden rule? that was seneca? No fucking way. Well I’ll be damned. He had to have stolen that from Jesus, right?

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.

Things are a much better than they seem.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

You make you own luck.

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