Get Rich With this One Simple Trick

Seneca, Moral Epistles 119.1-2

“Whenever I find something, I don’t wait until you say, “What’s yours is mine!” No. I say it myself.  You want to know what I found? Open your pocket, the profit is clear. I am going to show you how you can become rich as fast as possible.

Oh, you’re just burning up to hear it! And you’re not wrong–I’ll will show you the shortcut to the greatest riches. Still, you will need to get a loan. You need to take out debt to make money, but I don’t want you to use a broker. I will show you a lender ready and waiting, that famous one of Cato’s, who says “Take out a mortgage with yourself!” However little you get, it will be enough, if we can make up what’s missing from our own savings.

My Lucilius, it makes no difference whether you desire nothing or you have it. The biggest deal in either situation is the same: you shouldn’t be tortured by it.”

Quotiens aliquid inveni, non expecto, donec dicas “in commune.” Ipse mihi dico. Quid sit, quod invenerim quaeris; sinum laxa, merum lucrum est. Docebo, quomodo fieri dives celerrime possis. Quam valde cupis audire! nec inmerito; ad maximas te divitias conpendiaria ducam. Opus erit tamen tibi creditore; ut negotiari possis, aes alienum facias oportet, sed nolo per intercessorem mutueris, nolo proxenetae nomen tuum iactent. Paratum tibi creditorem dabo Catonianum illum, a te mutuum sumes. Quantulumcumque est, satis erit, si, quidquid deerit, id a nobis petierimus. Nihil enim, mi Lucili, interest, utrum non desideres an habeas. Summa rei in utroque eadem est: non torqueberis.

Meme of oil painting with man at money lender's table. the latin says "a te mutuum sumes" whihc means "borrow money for yourself"

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