On The Shortness of Life

Men are frivolous with the most valuable thing in the world, blind to its value because it is intangible, because it can not be seen, and for this reason it is considered a very cheap thing – even of almost no value at all.

…But if each man could see the number of years he has left ahead, just as he can see the years he has behind him, how disturbed those would be who saw only a few left, how careful they would be with them!…

“On The Shortness of Life” | Seneca the Younger (c. 4 BC – 65 Ad)

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