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1.    Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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2.    Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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3.    The deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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4.    Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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5.    Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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6.    All art is but imitation of nature.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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7.    To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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8.    If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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9.    Genius always gives its best at first prudence, at last.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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10.    A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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11.    The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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12.    If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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13.    Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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14.    There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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15.    Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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16.    A person’s fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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17.    Where fear is, happiness is not.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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18.    There is none made so great, but he may both need the help and service, and stand in fear of the power and unkindness, even of the meanest of mortals.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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19.    We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres, or a little money and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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20.    Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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21.    One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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22.    True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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23.    The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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24.    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?    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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25.    Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune all these are names of the one and selfsame God.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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26.    God is the universal substance in existing things. He comprises all things. He is the fountain of all being. In Him exists everything that is.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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27.    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.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday
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28.    It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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29.    So live with men as if God saw you and speak to God, as if men heard you.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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30.    Nothing is void of God, his work is everywhere his full of himself.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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31.    As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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32.    I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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33.    Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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34.    The good things of prosperity are to be wished but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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35.    When we are well, we all have good advice for those who are ill.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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36.    Why do I not seek some real good one which I could feel, not one which I could display?    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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37.    The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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38.    The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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39.    He that does good to another does good also to himself.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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40.    There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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41.    It is another’s fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do not give. To find one thankful man, I will oblige a great many that are not so.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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42.    A great fortune is a great slavery.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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43.    The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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44.    There is no great genius without some touch of madness.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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45.    A great mind becomes a great fortune.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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46.    It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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47.    Precepts or maxims are of great weight and a few useful ones on hand do more to produce a happy life than the volumes we can’t find.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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48.    Great grief does not of itself put an end to itself.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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49.    He who has great power should use it lightly.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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50.    It makes a great deal of difference whether one wills not to sin or has not the knowledge to sin.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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51.    The heart is great which shows moderation in the midst of prosperity.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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52.    The wish for healing has always been half of health.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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53.    Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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54.    I never come back home with the same moral character I went out with something or other becomes unsettled where I had achieved internal peace some one or other of the things I had put to flight reappears on the scene.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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55.    We are more often frightened than hurt and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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56.    The first step in a person’s salvation is knowledge of their sin.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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57.    As long as you live, keep learning how to live.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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58.    While we are postponing, life speeds by.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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59.    If you wished to be loved, love.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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60.    Love in its essence is spiritual fire.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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61.    For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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62.    Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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63.    Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence, but wise men see it beyond both existence and non-existence to something that transcends them both this is an observation of the Middle Way.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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64.    It is the superfluous things for which men sweat, – superfluous things that wear our togas theadbare, that force us to grow old in camp, that dash us upon foreign shores.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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65.    The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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66.    A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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67.    For greed all nature is too little.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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68.    Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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69.    What nature requires is obtainable, and within easy reach. It is for the superfluous we sweat.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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70.    Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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71.    Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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72.    Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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73.    Shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other yet do not devote yourself to one branch exclusively. Strive to get clear notions about all. Give up no science entirely for science is but one.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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74.    Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That is why it satisfies nobody.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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75.    Success consecrates the most offensive crimes.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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76.    Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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77.    Time discovers truth.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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78.    I don’t trust liberals, I trust conservatives.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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79.    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.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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80.    We often want one thing and pray for another, not telling the truth even to the gods.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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81.    In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence of arms on Divine guidance, he no longer deserves victory.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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82.    In war there is no prize for runner-up.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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83.    No man was ever wise by chance.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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84.    Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life – in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk and to make our words and actions all of a color.    —   Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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