Sarah Bakewell Quote

Seneca, in advising retirement, had also warned of dangers. In a dialogue called On Tranquility of Mind, he wrote that idleness and isolation could bring to the fore all the consequences of having lived life in the wrong way, consequence that people usually avoided by keeping busy—that is, by continuing to live life in the wrong way.


pp. 29-30 - How to Live, or, A Life of Montaigne in one Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer (2010)

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Seneca, in advising retirement, had also warned of dangers. In a dialogue called On Tranquility of Mind, he wrote that idleness and isolation could...

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Seneca, in advising retirement, had also warned of dangers. In a dialogue called On Tranquility of Mind, he wrote that idleness and isolation could...

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Seneca, in advising retirement, had also warned of dangers. In a dialogue called On Tranquility of Mind, he wrote that idleness and isolation could...

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Seneca, in advising retirement, had also warned of dangers. In a dialogue called On Tranquility of Mind, he wrote that idleness and isolation could...