Because one believes in oneself one doesn’t try…

Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others.
Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval.
Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.

―Lao Tzu

Socrates and frugality

Socrates believed that the wise person would instinctively lead a frugal life.

He himself would not even wear shoes; yet he constantly fell under the spell of the marketplace and would go there often to look at all the wares on display.

When one of his friends asked why, Socrates said, “I love to go there and discover how many things I am
perfectly happy without.”