Quotation by Lucretius

Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another's great tribulation; not because any man's troubles are a delectable joy, but because to perceive you are free of them yourself is pleasant.
Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus) (c. 99–55 B.C.), Roman poet, philosopher. De Rerum Natura, bk. 2.
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