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?