Authors - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca (ca. 4 BC - AD 65) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He was tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero. While he was later forced to commit suicide for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero, the last of the Julio-Claudian emperors, he may have been innocent. His father was Seneca the Elder and his elder brother was Gallio. - Wikipedia

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Quote 81by Anonymous on 12/12/2010

All art is but imitation of nature.
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    Quote 1481by Anonymous on 13/01/2011

    Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
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      Quote 5024by Anonymous on 06/05/2011

      It is a youthful failing to be unable to control one's impulses.
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        Quote 5090by Anonymous on 14/05/2011

        He who spares the wicked injures the good.
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          Quote 5153by Anonymous on 25/05/2011

          If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
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            Quote 5390by Anonymous on 25/06/2011

            Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool.
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              Quote 5427by Anonymous on 29/06/2011

              Delay not; swift the flight of fortune's greatest favours.
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                Quote 5485by Anonymous on 06/07/2011

                Speech is the mirror of the mind.
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                  Quote 5524by Anonymous on 11/07/2011

                  To be feared is to fear: no one has been able to strike terror into others and at the same time enjoy peace of mind.
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                    Quote 5581by Anonymous on 23/07/2011

                    Nothing deters a good man from doing what is honourable.
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                      Quote 5820by Anonymous on 30/08/2011

                      We most often go astray on a well trodden and much frequented road.
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                        Quote 5852by Anonymous on 31/08/2011

                        It is the sign of a weak mind to be unable to bear wealth.
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                          Quote 5939by Anonymous on 07/09/2011

                          One hand washes the other.
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                            Quote 6034by Anonymous on 12/09/2011

                            It is quality rather than quantity that matters.
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                              Quote 6130by Anonymous on 14/09/2011

                              The most onerous slavery is to be a slave to oneself.
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                                Quote 6140by Anonymous on 14/09/2011

                                To be always fortunate, and to pass through life with a soul that has never known sorrow, is to be ignorant of one half of nature.
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                                  Quote 6175by Anonymous on 14/09/2011

                                  Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received.
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                                    Quote 6273by Anonymous on 16/09/2011

                                    Desultory reading is delightful, but to be beneficial, our reading must be carefully directed.
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                                      Quote 6330by Anonymous on 18/09/2011

                                      It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
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                                        Quote 6352by Anonymous on 18/09/2011

                                        Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
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                                          Quote 6379by Anonymous on 19/09/2011

                                          Dangerous is wrath concealed. Hatred proclaimed doth lose its chance of wreaking vengeance.
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                                            Quote 6462by Anonymous on 19/09/2011

                                            It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen; that is the common right of humanity.
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                                              Quote 6514by Anonymous on 22/09/2011

                                              Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.
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                                                Quote 6554by Anonymous on 28/09/2011

                                                If virtue precede us every step will be safe.
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                                                  Quote 6567by Anonymous on 29/09/2011

                                                  The best ideas are common property.
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                                                    Quote 6573by Anonymous on 29/09/2011

                                                    Unjust dominion cannot be eternal.
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                                                      Quote 6600by Anonymous on 01/10/2011

                                                      It is pleasant at times to play the madman.
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                                                        Quote 6765by Anonymous on 07/10/2011

                                                        Fate rules the affairs of mankind with no recognizable order.
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                                                          Quote 6776by Anonymous on 07/10/2011

                                                          I do not distinguish by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge.
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                                                            Quote 6892by Anonymous on 13/10/2011

                                                            It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing.
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                                                              Quote 6945by Anonymous on 14/10/2011

                                                              No one can wear a mask for very long.
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                                                                Quote 6953by Anonymous on 14/10/2011

                                                                The path of precept is long, that of example short and effectual.
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                                                                  Quote 7120by Anonymous on 23/10/2011

                                                                  Where reason fails, time oft has worked a cure.
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                                                                    Quote 7213by Anonymous on 28/10/2011

                                                                    Many things have fallen only to rise higher.
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                                                                      Quote 7239by Anonymous on 29/10/2011

                                                                      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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                                                                        Quote 7424by Anonymous on 12/11/2011

                                                                        It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
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                                                                          Quote 7427by Anonymous on 12/11/2011

                                                                          Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labour the body.
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                                                                            Quote 7587by Anonymous on 28/12/2011

                                                                            An unpopular rule is never long maintained.
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                                                                              Quote 8432by Anonymous on 12/05/2012

                                                                              There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
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                                                                                Quote 8535by Anonymous on 17/05/2012

                                                                                A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
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                                                                                  Quote 13557by Anonymous on 03/08/2013

                                                                                  No man was ever wise by chance.
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                                                                                    Quote 14028by Anonymous on 10/10/2013

                                                                                    For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.
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