I want to cite a quote by Seneca at the start of my economics thesis:
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare,
it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.
Here is an example blog entry with it: "This quote comes from his Letter to Lucilius, letter 104, section 26, line 5".
However, on the Wikisource page it is translated like this:
Our lack of confidence is not the result of difficulty;
the difficulty comes from our lack of confidence.
I obviously can't cite the blog. The Wikisource has a different translation. I can't cite the original (how would I even do this correctly), because it is probably in ancient Greek, and I can't translate it myself.