The land of easy mathematics where he who works adds up and he who retires subtracts.
Núria Añó, in the short story 2066. Beginning the age of correction
Seneca , in advising retirement, had also warned of dangers. In a dialogue called “On Tranquility of Mind,” he wrote that idleness and isolation could bring to the fore all the consequences of having lived life in the wrong way, consequence that people usually avoided by keeping busy that is, by continuing to live life in the wrong way.Sarah Bakewell, How to Live (2010), pp. 29-30
Let’s put a limit to the scramble for money. ... Having got what you wanted, you ought to begin to bring that struggle to an end.Horace, Satires, Book I, Satire i, N. Rudd, trans. (2005), v. 92-94
Retirement without the love of letters is a living burial.Seneca, in A Little Book of Aphorisms (New York: 1947), p. 173
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