Seneca in Wikipedia
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
We live not according to reason, but according to fashion
The primary sign of a well-ordered mind is a man's ability to remain in one place and linger in his own company
He is most powerful who has power over himself
The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time
Franklin Pierce Adams
(November 15, 1881 - March 23, 1960)
On TV, where you have the miniseries form which allows a long time to develop and deal with a story that's complicated, perhaps the material is better served by that form.
For fools rush in where angels fear to tread