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Seneca

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Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us that injury that provokes it.
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The first step in a person's salvation is knowledge of their sin.
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No one is laughable who laughs at himself.
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To keep oneself safe does not mean to bury oneself
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Omnes feriunt, ultima necat.
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What was hard to suffer is sweet to remember.
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Whom they have injured, they also hate.
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The best ideas are common property.
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Let tears flow of their own accord: their flowing is not inconsistent with inward peace and harmony.
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We most often go astray on a well trodden and much frequented road.
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The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
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A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts.
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That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather an ambition than a bounty.
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Whatever begins, also ends
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The fates lead the willing, and drag the unwilling.
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When I think over what I have said, I envy dumb people.
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The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
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If you wish to be loved, love
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Women give nothing to friendship except what they borrow from love.
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Other men's sins are before our eyes; our own are behind our backs.
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There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it.
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A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.
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Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.
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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future one.
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The road to learning by precept is long, but by example short and effective.
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Every reign must submit to a greater reign.
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To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power.
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A person's fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.
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A foolishness is inflicted with a hatred of itself.
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Even if it is to be, what end do you serve by running to distress?
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He has committed the crime who profits by it.
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Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
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He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.
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Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness
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Every guilty person is his own hangman.
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Remove severe restraint and what will become of virtue?
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Death's the discharge of our debt of sorrow
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It is the sign of a weak mind to be unable to bear wealth.
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It better befits a man to laugh than to lament over it.
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Unjust dominion cannot be eternal.
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One hand washes the other.
(Manus Manum Lavat)
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Suppose we've chosen the wrong god
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Non est ad astra mollis e terris via" - "There is no easy way from the earth to the stars
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Hang on to your youthful enthusiasms -- you’ll be able to use them better when you’re older.
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Nothing is so contemptible as the sentiments of the mob.
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When I think over what I have said, I envy dumb people.
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