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Seneca The Younger
By Anonym 15 Sep

Seneca The Younger

We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired? Our vices will abate of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Luck never made a man wise.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

How much longer are you going to be a pupil? From now on do some teaching as well.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

He that does good to another does good also to himself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Seneca The Younger

No one can keep a mask on long.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Seneca The Younger

The greater part of progress is the desire to progress.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Those things which make the infernal regions terrible, the darkness, the prison, the river of flaming fire, the judgment seat, are all a fable, with which the poets amuse themselves, and by them agitate us with vain terrors.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Seneca The Younger

What view is one likely to take of the state of a person's mind when his speech is wild and incoherent and knows no constraint?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Seneca The Younger

It passes in the world for greatness of mind, to be perpetually giving and loading people with bounties; but it is one thing to know how to give and another thing not to know how to keep. Give me a heart that is easy and open, but I will have no holes in it; let it be bountiful with judgment, but I will have nothing run out of it I know not how.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Speech devoted to truth should be straightforward and plain

By Anonym 14 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Reason wishes that the judgement it gives be just; anger wishes that the judgement it has given seem to be just.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Expediency often silences justice.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Our minds must relax: they will rise better and keener after rest. Just as you must not force fertile farmland, as uninterrupted productivity will soon exhaust it, so constant effort will sap our mental vigour, while a short period of rest and relaxation will restore our powers. Unremitting effort leads to a kind of mental dullness and lethargy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Seneca The Younger

When I think over what I have said, I envy dumb people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Everyone rushes his life on, and suffers from a yearning for the future and a boredom with the present. But that man who devotes every hour to his own needs, who plans every day as if it were his last, neither longs for nor fears tomorrow.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Golden roofs break men's rest.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

God never repents of what He has first resolved upon.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

How much does great prosperity overspread the mind with darkness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Seneca The Younger

The mind is never right but when it is at peace within itself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Seneca The Younger

No one should feel pride in anything that is not his own.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Seneca The Younger

No one can long hide behind a mask; the pretense soon lapses into the true character.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Man is a reasoning Animal.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

How great would be our peril if our slaves began to number us!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Whatever one of us blames in another, each one will find in his own heart.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Let us not seek our disease out of ourselves; 'tis in us, and planted in our bowels; and the mere fact that we do not perceive ourselves to be sick, renders us more hard to be cured.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Whatsoever has exceeded its proper limit is in an unstable position.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

An action will not be right unless the will be right; for from thence is the action derived. Again, the will will not be right unless the disposition of the mind be right; for from thence comes the will.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Plato once wanted to punish one of his slaves and asked his nephew to do the actual whipping for he himself did not own his anger.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Seneca The Younger

No man can live happily who regards himself alone, who turns everything to his own advantage. Thou must live for another, if thou wishest to live for thyself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Fortune's not content with knocking a man down; she sends him spinning head over heels, crash upon crash.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Seneca The Younger

What a great blessing is a friend with a heart so trusty you may safely bury all your secrets in it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Seneca The Younger

To live is not a blessing, but to live well.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Seneca The Younger

The greatest man is he who chooses right with the most invincible resolution.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

He who has fostered the sweet poison of love by fondling it, finds it too late to refuse the yoke which he has of his own accord assumed.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Forgive that you may be forgiven.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Democracy is more cruel than wars or tyrants.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Seneca The Younger

War I abhor, and yet how sweet The sound along the marching street Of drum and fife, and I forget Wet eyes of widows, and forget Broken old mothers, and the whole Dark butchery without a soul.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Seneca The Younger

The mind does not easily unlearn what it has been long in learning.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Those who boast of their descent, brag on what they owe to others.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Why do people not confess vices? It is because they have not yet laid them aside. It is a waking person only who can tell their dreams.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

A good person dyes events with his own color . . . and turns whatever happens to his own benefit.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Seneca The Younger

Hold fast then to this sound and wholesome rule of life; indulge the body only as far as is needful for health.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Seneca The Younger

There is no evil that does not promise inducements. Avarice promises money; luxury, a varied assortment of pleasures; ambition, a purple robe and applause. Vices tempt you by the rewards they offer.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Seneca The Younger

To give and to lose is nothing; but to lose and to give still is the part of a great mind.