It is crazy to want what is impossible. And impossible for the wicked not to do so.
You are a spirit, bearing the weight of a dead body, as Epictetus used to say.
The world is maintained by change—in the elements and in the things they compose.
To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions.
Stoics held that material objects alone existed; but immanent in the material universe was a spiritual force which acted through them, manifesting itself under many forms, as fire, aether, spirit, soul, reason, the ruling principle.
Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.