Seneca Quotes

He is a fool who cannot be angry; but he is a wise man who will not.

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Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful when your own self-love might impair your judgement.

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The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.

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Revenge is an inhuman word.

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As the soil, however rich it may be, cannot be productive without cultivation, so the mind without culture can never produce good fruit.

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Fate rules the affairs of mankind with no recognizable order.

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Retirement without the love of letters is a living burial.

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Other men's sins are before our eyes; our own are behind our backs

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There are more people abusive to others than lie open to abuse themselves; but the humor goes round, and he that laughs at me to-day will have somebody to laugh at him to-morrow.

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He is not guilty who is not guilty of his own free will.

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Every guilty person is his own hangman.

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Let wickedness escape as it may at the bar, it never fails of doing justice upon itself; for every guilty person is his own hangman

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Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power

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There's one blessing only, the source and cornerstone of beatitude -- confidence in self.

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Vice can be learnt, even without a teacher.

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This body is not a home but an inn, and that only briefly.

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