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SENECA (LUCIUS ANNAEUS SENECA)
Roman philosopher and moralist
(4 BC - 65 AD)
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He who profits by a crime commits it.
      - [Crime]

He who profits by a crime, commits it.
      - [Proverbs]

He who repents of his fault is almost guiltless.
      - [Proverbs]

He, who holds out but a doubtful hope of succour to the afflicted, denies it.
      - [Proverbs]

He, who will not pardon others, must not himself expect pardon.
      - [Proverbs]

Home joys are blessed of heaven.
      - [Domesticity]

How great would be our peril if our slaves began to number us!
      - [Slavery]

However wretched a fellow-mortal may be, he is still a member of our common species.
      - [Brotherhood]

I do not sacrifice, but lend myself to business.
      - [Proverbs]

I know that nothing comes to pass but what God appoints; our fate is decreed, and things do not happen by chance, but every man's portion of joy and sorrow is predetermined.
      - [Destiny]

I will govern my life, and my thoughts, as if the whole world were to see the one, and to read the other; for what does it signify to make anything a secret to my neighbor, when to God (who is the searcher of our hearts) all our privacies are open?
      - [Conduct]

I will have a care of being a slave to myself, for it is a perpetual, a shameful, and the heaviest of all servitudes; and this may be done by moderate desires.
      - [Self-respect]

If anger is not restrained, it is frequently more hurtful to us, than the injury that provokes it.
      - [Anger]

If I have lost anything, it was incidental; and the less money, the less trouble; the less favor, the less envy,--nay, even in those cases which put us out of our wits, it is not the loss itself, but the estimate of the loss that troubles us.
      - [Compensation]

If I only have will to be grateful, I am so.
      - [Gratitude]

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
      - [Direction]

If sensuality were happiness, beasts were happier than men; but human felicity is lodged in the soul, not in the flesh.
      - [Sensibility : Sensuality]

If we desire to judge justly, we must persuade ourselves that none of us is without sin.
      - [Sin]

If wisdom were conferred with this proviso, that I must keep it to myself and not communicate it to others, I would have none of it.
      - [Wisdom]

If you are surprised at the number of our maladies, count our cooks.
      - [Appetite]

If you devote your time to study, you will avoid all the irksomeness of this life; nor will you long for the approach of night, being tired of the day; nor will you be a burden to yourself, nor your society insupportable to others.
      - [Study]

If you live according to the requirements of nature, you will never be in want; if according to the fashions of the world you will never be rich.
      - [Proverbs]

If you will fear nothing, think that all things are to be feared.
      - [Fear]

Indolence is stagnation; employment is life.
      - [Employment]

It goes a great way towards making a man faithful to let him understand that you think him so, and he that does but so much as suspect that I will deceive him gives me a sort of right to cozen him.
      - [Fidelity]


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