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SENECA (LUCIUS ANNAEUS SENECA)
Roman philosopher and moralist
(4 BC - 65 AD)
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The more violent the storm the sooner it is over.
      - [Proverbs]

The most happy ought to wish for death.
      - [Death]

The most imperious masters over their own servants are at the same time the most abject slaves to the servants of others.
      - [Tyranny]

The origin of all mankind was the same; it is only a clear and good conscience that makes a man noble, for that is derived from heaven itself.
      - [Ancestry]

The part of life we really live is short.
  [Lat., Exigua pars est vitae quam nos vivimus.]
      - [Life]

The pleasures of eating deal with us like Egyptian thieves, who strangle those whom they embrace.
      - [Appetite]

The pleasures of the palate deal with us like Egyptian thieves who strangle those whom they embrace.
      - [Gluttony]

The pomp of death alarms us more than death itself.
  [Lat., Pompa mortis magis terret quam mors ipsa.]
      - quoted by Bacon [Death]

The road by precepts is tedious, by example, short and efficacious.
      - [Example]

The rust of the mind is the destruction of genius.
      - [Proverbs]

The sovereign good of man is a mind that subjects all things to itself and is itself subject to nothing; such a man's pleasures are modest and reserved, and it may be a question whether he goes to heaven, or heaven comes to him; for a good man is influenced by God Himself, and has a kind of divinity within him.
      - [Mind]

The state of that man's mind who feels too intense an interest as to future events, must be most deplorable.
      - [Future]

The sure way to wickedness is through wickedness.
      - [Proverbs]

The tempest threatens before it comes; houses creak before they fall.
      - [Proverbs]

The velocity with which time flies is infinite, as is most apparent to those who look back.
      - [Time]

The vices of idleness are only to be shaken off by active employment.
      - [Proverbs]

The way to good conduct is never too late.
      - [Proverbs]

The wise man lives as long as he should, not just as long as he likes.
      - [Life]

The world itself is too small for the covetous.
      - [Proverbs]

There are more people abusive to others than lie open to abuse themselves; but the humor goes round, and he that laughs at me to-day will have somebody to laugh at him to-morrow.
      - [Abuse]

There are no greater wretches in the world than many of those whole people in general take to be happy.
      - [Appearance]

There is a noble manner of being poor, and who does not know it will never be rich.
      - [Poverty]

There is as much greatness of mind in the owning of a good turn as in the doing of it; and we must no more force a requital out of season than be wanting in it.
      - [Gratitude]

There is more heroism in self-denial than in deeds of arms.
      - [Heroes]

There is no evil without its compensation.
      - [Proverbs]


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