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SENECA (LUCIUS ANNAEUS SENECA)
Roman philosopher and moralist
(4 BC - 65 AD)
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Lack of desire is the greatest riches.
      - [Wealth]

Leisure without study is death, and the grave of a living man.
      - [Study]

Let ease and rest at times be given to the weary.
      - [Proverbs]

Let him who has granted a favour speak not of it; let him who has received one, proclaim it.
      - [Proverbs]

Let me therefore live as if every moment were to be my last.
      - [Time]

Let no man presume to give advice to others that has not first given good counsel to himself.
      - [Advice : Counsel]

Let not the enjoyment of pleasures now within your grasp be carried to such excess as to incapacitate you from future repetition.
      - [Pleasure]

Let the weary at length possess quiet rest.
      - [Rest]

Let us digest them; otherwise they enter our memory, but not our minds.
      - [Books]

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.
      - [Guilt]

Levity of behavior is the bane of all that is good and virtuous.
      - [Behavior : Levity]

Light cares cry out; the great ones still are dumb.
      - [Proverbs]

Light griefs do speak, white sorrow's tongue is bound.
      - [Sorrow]

Light is that grief which counsel can allay.
      - [Proverbs]

Long is the road to learning by precepts, but short and successful by examples.
      - [Proverbs]

Many men provoke others to overreach them by excessive suspicion; their extraordinary distrust in some sort justifies the deceit.
      - [Suspicion]

Men practice war; beasts do not.
      - [War]

Men trust rather to their eyes than to their ears; the effect of precepts is therefore slow and tedious, whilst that of examples is summary and effectual.
      - [Example]

Men's language is as their lives.
      - [Proverbs]

Misfortunes, in fine, cannot be avoided; but they may be sweetened, if not overcome, and our lives made happy by philosophy.
      - [Resignation]

Modesty once extinguished knows not how to return.
      - [Modesty]

Money does all things for reward; some are pious and honest so long as they thrive upon it, but if the devil himself gives better wages, they soon change their party.
      - [Money]

Most people fancy themselves innocent of those crimes of which they cannot be convicted.
      - [Crime]

Most powerful is he who has himself in his power.
      - [Self-control]

Nature ever provides for her own exigencies.
      - [Nature]


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