La Rochefoucauld on The Perverted Nature of Love

François VI, duke de La Rochefoucauld was a 17th-century French nobleman and author. Along with writers such as Vauvenargues, La Bruyère, Chamfort, he was a part of the so-called “French Moralists” – a group of…

Seneca’s 12 Rules for a Better Life

In his letters to Lucilius, Seneca gives him the following advice: “Measure your life: it just does not have room for so much.” There lies the irony of life. Even though wise people teach you…