Seneca Quotes

The primary sign of a well-ordered mind is a man's ability to remain in one place and linger in his own company

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We live not according to reason, but according to fashion

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What was hard to suffer is sweet to remember.

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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.

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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.

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Fire tries gold, misery tries brave men.

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He robs present ills of their power who has perceived their coming beforehand.

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Those who boast of their decent, brag on what they owe to others.

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Most men ebb and flow in wretchedness between the fear of death and the hardship of life; they are unwilling to live, and yet they do not know how to die.

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To strive with an equal is dangerous; with a superior, mad; with an inferior, degrading.

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It is quality rather than quantity that matters.

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