Roman philosopher Seneca on happiness and peace

“It is not the man who has too little that is poor, but the one who hankers after more.”

“Nothing, to my way of thinking, is a better proof of a well ordered mind than a man’s ability to stop just where he is and pass some time in his own company.”

“I do not agree with those who recommend a stormy life and plunge straight into the breakers, waging a spirited struggle against wordly obstacles every day of their lives. The wise man would put up with these things, not go out of his way to meet them, he will prefer a state of peace to the state of war.”

Letters from a Stoic