Authors - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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
All art is but imitation of nature.
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
It is a youthful failing to be unable to control one's impulses.
He who spares the wicked injures the good.
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool.
Delay not; swift the flight of fortune's greatest favours.
Speech is the mirror of the mind.
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.
Nothing deters a good man from doing what is honourable.
We most often go astray on a well trodden and much frequented road.
It is the sign of a weak mind to be unable to bear wealth.
One hand washes the other.
It is quality rather than quantity that matters.
The most onerous slavery is to be a slave to oneself.
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.
Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received.
Desultory reading is delightful, but to be beneficial, our reading must be carefully directed.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Dangerous is wrath concealed. Hatred proclaimed doth lose its chance of wreaking vengeance.
It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen; that is the common right of humanity.
Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.
If virtue precede us every step will be safe.
The best ideas are common property.
Unjust dominion cannot be eternal.
It is pleasant at times to play the madman.
Fate rules the affairs of mankind with no recognizable order.
I do not distinguish by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge.
It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing.
No one can wear a mask for very long.
The path of precept is long, that of example short and effectual.
Where reason fails, time oft has worked a cure.
Many things have fallen only to rise higher.
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.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labour the body.
An unpopular rule is never long maintained.
There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
No man was ever wise by chance.
For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.