Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the
afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement
of a difficult task that demanded our best.
- Theodore Isaac Rubin
Who then is free? The wise man, who is lord over himself,
whom neither poverty, death, nor bonds affright, who
bravely defies his passions and scorns ambition, who in
himself is a whole, smoothed and rounded, so that nothing
outside can rest on the polished surface, and against whom
Fortune in her onset is ever defeated.
- Horace (65-8 BC)