Shortness of Life

On the Shortness of Life by Seneca

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Our minds must relax: they will rise better and keener after a rest. Just as you must not force fertile farmland, as uninterrupted productivity will soon exhaust it, so constant effort will sap our mental vigor while a short period of rest and relaxation will restore our powers. Unremitting effort leads to a kind of mental dullness and lethargy.