Seneca's Dialogues, book i, chap, iv, sec. 6
That courage is most to be relied on which reflects long, and moves slowly, and carries out what has been settled deliberately.
Seneca's Dialogues, book iii, chap, xi, sec. 8.
What is noble? A soul brave and steadfast under adversity; not only indifferent, but hostile, to dissipation — neither seeking nor flying danger; knowing how to make Fortune, instead of waiting for her; meeting all her changes calmly, and being never overcome either by her tempests or by her splendors.
Naturalium Quastionum, book iii, praef., sec. 13,