The Art of Living Well

The art of living well. Of living abundantly! Two are done quickly with life, the fool, and the dissolute. The one because he does not know how to preserve it, and the other because he does not know its value. As virtue is its own reward; so is vice its own punishment: for he who lives too fast is quickly through, and in a double sense: while he who rests in virtue, never dies. For the life of the spirit becomes the life of the body, and the life lived well gathers unto itself not only fullness of days, but even length.

Gracian’s Manual,

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