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SENECA (LUCIUS ANNAEUS SENECA)
Roman philosopher and moralist
(4 BC - 65 AD)
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Wherever the speech is corrupted the mind is also.
      - [Evil]

While we are postponing, life speeds by.
      - [Life]

Why does no man confess his vices? Because he is yet in them; it is for a waking man to tell his dream.
      - [Confession]

Why is there no man who confesses his vices? It is because he has not yet laid them aside. It is a waking man only who can tell his dreams.
      - [Vice]

Why will no man confess his faults? Because he continues to indulge in them; a man cannot tell his dream till he wakes.
      - [Proverbs]

Wisdom comes to no one by chance.
      - [Wisdom]

With parsimony a little is sufficient; and without it nothing is sufficient; whereas frugality makes a poor man rich.
      - [Economy]

Wouldst thou subject all things to thyself? Subject thyself to reason.
      - [Reason]

You find in some a sort of graceless modesty, that makes them ashamed to requite an obligation.
      - [Obligation]

To err is human.
  [Lat., Humanum est errare.]
      - bk. IV, Declam. 3 [Error : Proverbs]

No one tries extreme remedies at first.
  [Lat., Extrema primo nemo tentavit loco.]
      - Agamemnon (153) [Extremes]

It is never too late to turn from the errors of our ways:
  He who repents of his sins is almost innocent.
    [Lat., Nam sera nunquam est ad bonos mores via.
      Quem peonitet peccasse, paene est innocens.]
      - Agamemnon (242) [Repentance]

Fidelity bought with money is overcome by money.
  [Lat., Pretio parata vincitur pretio fides.]
      - Agamemnon (287) [Fidelity]

Fear of death drives the wretched to prayer.
  [Lat., In vota miseros ultimus cogit timor.]
      - Agamemnon (560) [Prayer]

We have suffered lightly, if we have suffered what we should weep for.
  [Lat., Levia perpessi sumus
    Si flenda patimur.]
      - Agamemnon (665) [Suffering]

Prosperity asks for fidelity; adversity exacts it.
  [Lat., Poscunt fidem secunda, at adversa exigunt.]
      - Agamemnon (934) [Fidelity]

Whatever fortune has raised to a height, she has raised only to cast it down.
  [Lat., Quidquid in altum, fortune tulit, ruitura levat.]
      - Agamemnon (C) [Fortune]

Every delay is too long to one who is in a hurry.
  [Lat., Omnis nimium longa properanti mora est.]
      - Agamemnon (CCCCXXVI) [Delay]

We have lost morals, justice, honor, piety and faith, and that sense of shame which, once lost, can never be restored.
  [Lat., Periere mores, jus, decus, pietas, fides,
    Et qui redire nescit, cum perit, pudor.]
      - Agamemnon (CXII) [Loss]

The way to wickedness is always through wickedness.
      - Agamemnon (CXV) [Evil]

What reason could not avoid, has often been cured by delay.
  [Lat., Quod ratio nequiit, saepe sanavit mora.]
      - Agamemnon (CXXX) [Delay]

Fortune turns on her wheel the fate of kings.
  [Lat., Praecipites regum casus
    Fortuna rotat.]
      - Agamemnon (LXXI) [Fortune]

Nothing is void of God; He Himself fills His work.
  [Lat., Nihil ab illo [i.e., a Deo] vacat; opus suum ipse implet.]
      - De Beneficiis, IV, 8 [God]

[Man] is a social animal.
  [Lat., Sociale animal est.]
      - De Beneficiis (bk. VII, 1) [Society]

Nobody makes an entry of his good deeds in his day-book.
  [Lat., Nemo beneficia in calendario scribit.]
      - De Beneficiis (I, 2) [Deeds]


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