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Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD)
Roman dramatist, philosopher, & politician [more author details]
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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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Seneca
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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Seneca
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
The best ideas are common property.
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Seneca, Epistles
There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
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Seneca, Epistles
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
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Seneca, Epistles
The spirit in which a thing is given determines that in which the debt is acknowledged; it's the intention, not the face-value of the gift, that's weighed.
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Seneca, Letters to Lucilius, 100 A.D.
Nothing is as certain as that the vices of leisure are gotten rid of by being busy.
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Seneca, Moral Letters to Lucilius, 64 A.D.

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