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Seneca (Seneca the Elder)

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Leisure without literature is death and burial alive.
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He who boasts of his descent, praises the deed of another.
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Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.
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If sensuality were happiness, beasts were happier than men; but human felicity is lodged in the soul...
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It is the superfluous things for which men sweat.
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I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
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What madness it is for a man to starve himself to enrich his heir, and so turn a friend into an enem...
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Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.
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The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.
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There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than rea...
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The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man. It is more powerful than extern...
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Freedom is not being a slave to any circumstance, to any constraint, to any chance; it means compell...
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Where the fear is, happiness is not.
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A person's fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.
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The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the pres...
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Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That is why it satisfies nobody.
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Success consecrates the most offensive crimes.
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A great fortune is a great slavery.
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Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.
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Those whom true love has held, it will go on holding.
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If you wish to be loved; Love!
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Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.
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The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave.
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If you would judge, understand.
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If you judge, investigate.
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Who can hope for nothing, should despair for nothing.
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Nothing becomes so offensive so quickly as grief. When fresh it finds someone to console it, but whe...
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For greed all nature is too little.
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He who repents of having sinned is almost innocent.
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Fate rules the affairs of men, with no recognizable order.
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The sun also shines on the wicked.
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Most men ebb and flow in wretchedness between the fear of death and the hardship of life; they are u...
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The pleasures of the palate deal with us like the Egyptian thieves, who strangle those whom they emb...
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Many shed tears merely for show, and have dry eyes when no one's around to observe them.
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Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insinuating and insidious something that elicits secre...
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Happy the man who can endure the highest and the lowest fortune. He, who has endured such vicissitud...
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Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
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All cruelty springs from weakness.
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Whatever is well said by another, is mine.
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You must live for another if you wish to live for yourself.
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Slavery takes hold of few, but many take hold of slavery.
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It makes a great deal of difference whether one wills not to sin or has not the knowledge to sin.
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When I think over what I have said, I envy dumb people.
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What were once vices are the fashion of the day.
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That is never too often repeated, which is never sufficiently learned.
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Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
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Those that are a friend to themselves are sure to be a friend to all.
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Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. Seneca -Benjamin Franklin.
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Carl Junction and Seneca is a big rivalry. I quickly found that out.
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It is medicine, not scenery, for which a sick man must go searching.
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What once were vices are manners now.
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A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company.
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No one can be despised by another until he has learned to despise himself.
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It is quality rather than quantity that matters.
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Even if it is to be, what end do you serve by running to distress?
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Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
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Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.
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One crime has to be concealed by another.
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Those who boast of their descent, brag on what they owe to others.
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The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
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Whatever has overstepped its due bounds is always in a state of instability.
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A large part of mankind is angry not with the sins, but with the sinners.
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When ever the speech is corrupted so is the mind.
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Calamity is virtue's opportunity.
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Whenever you hold a fellow creature in distress, remember that he is a man.
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Courage leads to heaven; fear leads to death.
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Fortune can take away riches, but not courage.
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There is no delight in owning anything unshared.
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The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the pres...
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Success consecrates the most offensive crimes.
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If you would judge, understand.
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If you judge, investigate.
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For greed all nature is too little.
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He who repents of having sinned is almost innocent.
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Many shed tears merely for show, and have dry eyes when no one's around to observe them.
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Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insinuating and insidious something that elicits secre...
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Happy the man who can endure the highest and the lowest fortune. He, who has endured such vicissitud...
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Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
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Whatever is well said by another, is mine.
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You must live for another if you wish to live for yourself.
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Slavery takes hold of few, but many take hold of slavery.
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It makes a great deal of difference whether one wills not to sin or has not the knowledge to sin.
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When I think over what I have said, I envy dumb people.
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Not he who has little, but he whose wishes more, is poor.
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It is medicine, not scenery, for which a sick man must go searching.
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What once were vices are manners now.
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A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company.
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It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen; that is the common right ...
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No one can be despised by another until he has learned to despise himself.
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If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.
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Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, ...
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Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.
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It is quality rather than quantity that matters.
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Even if it is to be, what end do you serve by running to distress?
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Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
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Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.
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One crime has to be concealed by another.
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Those who boast of their descent, brag on what they owe to others.
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The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
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Whatever has overstepped its due bounds is always in a state of instability.
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A large part of mankind is angry not with the sins, but with the sinners.
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When ever the speech is corrupted so is the mind.
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Calamity is virtue's opportunity.
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Whenever you hold a fellow creature in distress, remember that he is a man.
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Courage leads to heaven; fear leads to death.
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Fortune can take away riches, but not courage.
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There is no delight in owning anything unshared.
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The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to ...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
No untroubled day has ever dawned for me.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
He who dreads hostility too much is unfit to rule.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
When an author is too meticulous about his style, you may presume that his mind is frivolous and his...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
He is the most powerful who has himself, in his power.
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Authority founded on injustice is never of long duration.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
There is nothing more despicable than an old man who has no other proof than his age to offer of his...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Remember that pain has this most excellent quality. If prolonged it cannot be severe, and if severe ...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Pain, scorned by yonder gout-ridden wretch, endured by yonder dyspeptic in the midst of his dainties...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
No one is laughable who laughs at himself.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
May be is very well, but Must is the master. It is my duty to show justice without recompense.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
He that does good to another does good also to himself.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
A foolishness is inflicted with a hatred of itself.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
The fates lead the willing, and drag the unwilling.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
The road to learning by precept is long, but by example short and effective.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Economy is too late when you are at the bottom of your purse.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
The deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Remove severe restraint and what will become of virtue?
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
The foremost art of kings is the ability to endure hatred.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
What was hard to suffer is sweet to remember.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
No action will be considered blameless, unless the will was so, for by the will the act was dictated...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather an ambition than a bounty.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
All art is an imitation of nature.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
The mind is a matter over every kind of fortune; itself acts in both ways, being the cause of its ow...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
If you sit in judgment, investigate, if you sit in supreme power, sit in command.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
He who is brave is free.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
The acquisition of riches has been to many not an end to their miseries, but a change in them: The f...
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Life is warfare.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life -- in firmness of mind and a mastery of ap...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
The courts of kings are full of people, but empty of friends.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
But it is a pretty thing to see what money will do!
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
The final hour when we cease to exist does not itself bring death; it merely of itself completes the...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
It's the admirer and the watcher who provoke us to all the inanities we commit.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Philosophy does not regard pedigree, she received Plato not as a noble, but she made him one.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
I never come back home with the same moral character I went out with; something or other becomes uns...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
It is part of the cure to wish to be cured.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Fidelity purchased with money, money can destroy.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Modesty forbids what the law does not.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
See how many are better off than you are, but consider how many are worse.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
He who has injured thee was stronger or weaker than thee. If weaker, spare him; if stronger, spare t...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
There's one blessing only, the source and cornerstone of beatitude -- confidence in self.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which i...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
It is the constant fault and inseparable evil quality of ambition, that it never looks behind it.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
The first step in a person's salvation is knowledge of their sin.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
To keep oneself safe does not mean to bury oneself.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Night brings our troubles to the light, rather than banishes them.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Nothing is so contemptible as the sentiments of the mob.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
That moderation which nature prescribes, which limits our desires by resources restricted to our nee...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Do everything as in the eye of another.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
We never reflect how pleasant it is to ask for nothing.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Why do I not seek some real good; one which I could feel, not one which I could display?
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
He is a king who fears nothing, he is a king who desires nothing!
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Why do people not confess vices? It is because they have not yet laid them aside. It is a waking per...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Nothing is void of God, his work is everywhere his full of himself.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Other men's sins are before our eyes; our own are behind our backs.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Precepts or maxims are of great weight; and a few useful ones on hand do more to produce a happy lif...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
Time discovered truth.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse our...
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
So live with men as if God saw you and speak to God, as if men heard you.
SENECA (SENECA THE ELDER)
What need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole of it calls for tears.
SENECA
He who profits by a crime commits it
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This body is not a home but an inn, and that only briefly.
SENECA
Money does all things for reward. Some are pious and honest as long as they thrive upon it, but if t...
SENECA
He who is brave is free.
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It's not hard to find the truth. What is hard is not to run away from it once you have found it.
SENECA
Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then ...
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There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
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Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
SENECA
It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it.
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He will live ill who does not know how to die well.
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Delay not; swift the flight of fortune's greatest favours.
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Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received.
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The spirit in which a thing is given determines that in which the debt is acknowledged; it's the int...
SENECA
It is rash to condemn where you are ignorant.
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It is a youthful failing to be unable to control one's impulses.
SENECA
It is not the man who has too little that is poor, but the one who hankers after more.
SENECA
Until we have begun to go without them, we fail to realize how unnecessary many things are. We've be...
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