What madness to be dragged along by the divine will, rather than follow it!
Seneca's Dialogues book vii, chap, xv, sec. 6
Fear and penitence for those who can neither rule nor obey their desires.
Seneca's Dialogues 6 book ix, chap, ii, sec. 8
It is better to look at common customs and vices calmly, without either laughing or weeping, since the former is a cruel pleasure, and the latter an endless grief.
Seneca's Dialogues book ix, chap, xv, sec. 5.