the precepts that are enjoined upon us are not
so complex or so numerous that they may be
acquired by little more than a few years' study. It
is repugnance to learn that makes such labour long.
For if you will only believe it, you will quickly learn
the principles that shall lead you to a life of virtue
and happiness. For nature brought us into the world
that we might attain to all excellence of mind, and
so easy is it for those to learn who seek for better
things, that he who directs his gaze aright will
rather marvel that the bad should be so many.