Seneca

Seneca

Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright

Lived from: 5 BC - 65 A.D.

Category: Politics | Philosophers | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Seneca

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    A foolishness is inflicted with a hatred of itself.
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    A great fortune is a great slavery.
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    Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.
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    Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insinuating and insidious something that elicits secrets just like love or liquor.
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    Do not ask for what you will wish you had not got.
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    Fidelity purchased with money, money can destroy.
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    It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.
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    It is the superfluous things for which men sweat.
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    What were once vices are the fashion of the day.
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    A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
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    A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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    A large part of mankind is angry not with the sins, but with the sinners.
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    A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.
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    A person's fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.
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    A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.
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