January 8 - Equanimity

Where there is contentment there is no poverty. It is not he who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor.
Seneca's Epistles, ii, sec. 6

Soldiers have gone without everything, and eaten roots and things we may not name, in order that some one else may reign over them; and can any man hesitate about enduring poverty, that he may set free his soul?
Seneca's Epistles, xvii, sec. 7

Which had you rather give up — yourself, or some of your troubles?
Seneca's Epistles, xix, sec. 4

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