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Seneca The Younger
By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Do you desire not to be angry? Be not inquisitive. He who inquires what is said of him only works out his own misery.

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Seneca The Younger

The whole discord of this world consists in discords.

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Seneca The Younger

Courage leads to heaven; fear leads to death.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Seneca The Younger

There is nothing after death, and death itself is nothing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Such is the blindness, nay the insanity of mankind, that some men are driven to death by the fear of it.

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Seneca The Younger

No man is born wise; but wisdom and virtue require a tutor; though we can easily learn to be vicious without a master.

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Seneca The Younger

He grieves more than is necessary who grieves before any cause for sorrow has arisen.

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Seneca The Younger

Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Seneca The Younger

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.

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Seneca The Younger

Love of action is not industry.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Seneca The Younger

To be always fortunate, and to pass through life with a soul that has never known sorrow, is to be ignorant of one half of nature.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Seneca The Younger

I will govern my life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one and read the other, for what does it signify to make anything a secret to my neighbor, when to God, who is the searcher of our hearts, all our privacies are open?

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Seneca The Younger

He that visits the sick in hopes of a legacy, but is never so friendly in all other cases, I look upon him as being no better than a raven that watches a weak sheep only to peck out its eyes.

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Seneca The Younger

Look at the stars lighting up the sky: no one of them stays in the same place.

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Seneca The Younger

The thing that matters is not what you bear, but how you bear it

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Seneca The Younger

We should have a bond of sympathy for all sentient beings, knowing that only the depraved and base take pleasure in the sight of blood and suffering.

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Seneca The Younger

Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.

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Seneca The Younger

Fortune may rob us of our wealth, not of our courage.

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Seneca The Younger

The body is not a permanent dwelling, but a sort of inn which is to be left behind when one perceives that one is a burden to the host.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Seneca The Younger

True wisdom consists in not departing from nature and in molding our conduct according to her laws and model.

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Seneca The Younger

No man esteems anything that comes to him by chance; but when it is governed by reason, it brings credit both to the giver and receiver; whereas those favors are in some sort scandalous that make a man ashamed of his patron.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Seneca The Younger

The worst thing about getting old is evil men cease to fear you

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Seneca The Younger

It is expedient for the victor to wish for peace restored; for the vanquished it is necessary.

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Seneca The Younger

We must take care to live not merely a long life, but a full one; for living a long life requires only good fortune, but living a full life requires character. Long is the life that is fully lived; it is fulfilled only when the mind supplies its own good qualities and empowers itself from within.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Seneca The Younger

The wise man then followed a simple way of life-which is hardly surprising when you consider how even in this modern age he seeks to be as little encumbered as he possibly can.

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Seneca The Younger

To be feared is to fear. No one has been able to strike terror into others and at the same time enjoy peace of mind.

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Seneca The Younger

It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god.

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Seneca The Younger

The man who has learned to triumph over sorrow wears his miseries as though they were sacred fillets upon his brow; and nothing is so entirely admirable as a man bravely wretched.

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Seneca The Younger

It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Anger, though concealed, is betrayed by the countenance. ?That anger is not warrantable which hath seen two suns.

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Seneca The Younger

Nobody becomes guilty by fate.

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Seneca The Younger

Cato, being scurrilously treated by a low and vicious fellow, quietly said to him, "A contest between us is very unequal, for thou canst bear ill language with ease, and return it with pleasure; but to me it is unusual to hear, and disagreeable to speak it." There are none more abusive to others than they that lie most open to it themselves; but the humor goes round, and he that laughs at me today will have somebody to laugh at him tomorrow.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Seneca The Younger

It is a common thing to screw up justice to the pitch of an injury. A man may be over-righteous, and why not over-grateful, too? There is a mischievous excess that borders so close upon ingratitude that it is no easy matter to distinguish the one from the other; but, in regard that there is good-will in the bottom of it, however distempered; for it is effectually but kindness out of the wits.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

A great, a good, and a right mind is a kind of divinity lodged in flesh, and may be the blessing of a slave as well as of a prince: it came from heaven, and to heaven it must return; and it is a kind of heavenly felicity, which a pure and virtuous mind enjoys, in some degree, even upon earth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Nothing costs so much as what is bought by prayers.

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Seneca The Younger

Nemo tam divos habuit faventes, Crastinum ut possit sibi polliceri. Nobody has ever found the gods so much his friends that he can promise himself another day.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Whatever is well said by another, is mine.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Seneca The Younger

The important thing about a problem is not its solution, but the strength we gain in finding the solution

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

A dwarf is small even if he stands on a mountain; a colossus keeps his height, even if he stands in a well.

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Seneca The Younger

Many discoveries are reserved for ages still to come . . . . Our universe is a sorry little affair unless it has in it something for every age to investigate.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

For greed, all nature is too little.

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Seneca The Younger

He who boasts of his descent, praises the deed of another.

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Seneca The Younger

Not he who has little, but he whose wishes more, is poor.

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Seneca The Younger

For men in a state of freedom had thatch for their shelter, while slavery dwells beneath marble and gold.

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Seneca The Younger

As fate is inexorable, and not to be moved either with tears or reproaches, an excess of sorrow is as foolish as profuse laughter; while, on the other hand, not to mourn at all is insensibility.

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Seneca The Younger

Our fears are always more numerous than our dangers.

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Seneca The Younger

How many discoveries are reserved for the ages to come when our memory shall be no more, for this world of ours contains matter for investigation for all generations.

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Seneca The Younger

Sadness usually results from one of the following causes either when a man does not succeed, or is ashamed of his success.

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Seneca The Younger

I persist on praising not the life I lead, but that which I ought to lead. I follow it at a mighty distance, crawling

By Anonym 14 Sep

Seneca The Younger

No one can be happy who has been thrust outside the pale of truth. And there are two ways that one can be removed from this realm: by lying, or by being lied to.