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Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD)
Roman dramatist, philosopher, & politician [more author details]
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Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other.
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Seneca
Unjust dominion cannot be eternal.
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We most often go astray on a well trodden and much frequented road.
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We should conduct ourselves not as if we ought to live for the body, but as if we could not live without it.
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We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired?
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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 abort of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.
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Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool.
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What does reason demand of a man? A very easy thing--to live in accord with his nature.
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Where reason fails, time oft has worked a cure.
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Where the speech is corrupted, the mind is also.
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While the fates permit, live happily; life speeds on with hurried step, and with winged days the wheel of the headlong year is turned.
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Without an adversary prowess shrivels. We see how great and efficient it really is only when it shows by endurance what it is capable of.
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He who boasts of his ancestry is praising the deeds of another.
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Seneca, 'Hercules Furens,' 100 A.D.
Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgement.
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Seneca, 4 BC-65 AD
Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.
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Seneca, Epistles
It is better, of cours, to know useless things than to know nothing.
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Seneca, Epistles
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
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Seneca, Epistles
It is quality rather than quantity that matters.
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Seneca, Epistles
Live among men as if God beheld you; speak to God as if men were listening.
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Seneca, Epistles
Men do not care how nobly they live, but only how long, although it is within the reach of every man to live nobly, but within no man's power to live long.
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Seneca, Epistles
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