I Am A Hungry Ghost

“The best thing which eternal law ever ordained was that it allowed us one entrance into life, but many exits. Must I await the cruelty either of disease or of man,
when I can depart through the midst of torture, and shake off my troubles? . . . Are you content? Then live! Not content? You may return to where you came from.”

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

(approx. 1 – 65 AC)

Roman philosopher, dramatist and statesman

 

in: Epistulae morales LXX ad Lucilium (Letters to Lucilius)