"If you are wise, mingle these two elements: do not hope without despair, or despair without hope."
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(4 B.C.-A.D. 65) Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, "Seneca the Younger"
Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter CIV: On care of health and peace of mind, line 12
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