"The more a man lays stress on false possessions, and the less sensitivity he has for what is essential, the less satisfying is his life. He feels limited because he has limited aims, and the result is envy and jealousy. If we understand and feel that here in this life we already have a link with the infinite, desires and attitudes change."
Cuando Filipo II de Macedonia estaba conquistando Grecia, llegó el turno de Laconia, la tierra de los espartanos. Filipo les envió una carta amenazante, que decía «Si conquisto Laconia, os arruinaré para siempre». A esa misiva los espartanos respondieron con una sola palabra: «si».
When Philip II of Macedon was conquering Greece, it came the turn of Lakonia, land of the spartans. Philip sent them a threatening letter saying "If I conquer Lakonia, I will ruin you forever". To that missive, spartans answered with only one word: "if".