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[ Also see Catchphrases Laws of Life and Nature Old Sayings Proverbial Phrases Proverbs (General) ]

It is part of the cure to wish to be cured.
  [Lat., Pars sanitatis velle sanari fruit.]
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

It is the fault of youth that it cannot restrain its own impetuosity.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Let ease and rest at times be given to the weary.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Let him who has granted a favour speak not of it; let him who has received one, proclaim it.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Light cares cry out; the great ones still are dumb.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Light is that grief which counsel can allay.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Long is the road to learning by precepts, but short and successful by examples.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Men's language is as their lives.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

No man is born wise; but wisdom and virtue require a tutor; though we can easily learn to be vicious without a master.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

No one can have all he desires.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

No one can keep a mask on long.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

No work is of such merit as to instruct from a mere cursory perusal.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Our fears are always more numerous than our dangers.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Our fears vanish as the danger approaches.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Poverty needs much, avarice everything.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Prudence will punish to prevent crime, not to avenge it.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Retirement without literary amusements is death itself, and a living tomb.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Simple is the language of truth.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

So enjoy the pleasures of the hour as not to spoil those that are to follow.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

So live with an inferior as you would wish a superior to live with you.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Success gives the character of honesty to some classes of wickedness.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Successful villany is called virtue.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

That is never too often repeated which is never sufficiently learnt.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

That which has been endured with difficulty is remedied with delight.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

That which we are not permitted to have we delight in; that which we can have is disregarded.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

The anger of those in authority is always weighty.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

The conviction of having committed a fault is its first and greatest punishment.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

The friends of the unfortunate live a long way off.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

The greatest power of ruling consists in the exercise of self-control.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

The mind does not easily unlearn what it has been long in learning.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

The more violent the storm the sooner it is over.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

The rust of the mind is the destruction of genius.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

The sure way to wickedness is through wickedness.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

The tempest threatens before it comes; houses creak before they fall.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

The vices of idleness are only to be shaken off by active employment.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

The way to good conduct is never too late.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

The world itself is too small for the covetous.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

There is no evil without its compensation.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Those griefs burn most which gall in secret.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Time hath often cured the wound which reason failed to heal.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

To make a commencement requires a mental effort.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

To meditate an injury is to commit one.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

To taste many things bespeaks but a poor appetite. [To engage in a multiplicity of studies shows but a weak mind.]
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

To wish to be cured is half way towards cure.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

We have not to talk, but to steer the vessel.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

We suffer more in imagination than in reality.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

What were vices have become the fashion of the day.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

What you do for an ungrateful man is thrown away.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Whatsoever has exceeded its proper limit is in an unstable position.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

When modesty has once perished, it will never revive.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)


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