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SENECA (LUCIUS ANNAEUS SENECA)
Roman philosopher and moralist
(4 BC - 65 AD)
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A thing seriously pursued affords true enjoyment.
  [Lat., Res severa est verum gaudium.]
      - Epistles (XXIII, 3, 4) [Enjoyment]

Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.
  [Lat., Amicitia semper prodest, amor etiam aliquando nocet.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium [Friendship]

It is not goodness to be better than the very worst.
  [Lat., Bonitas non est pessimis esse meliorem.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium [Goodness]

Men's conversation is like their life.
  [Lat., Talis hominibus est oratio qualis vita.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (114) [Speech]

Among other evils folly has also this, that it is always beginning to live.
  [Lat., Inter caetera mala hoc quoque habet
    Stultitia semper incipit vivere.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (13) [Folly]

Dignity increases more easily than it begins.
  [Lat., Facilius crescit dignitas quam incipit.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (CI) [Dignity]

Make haste to live, and consider each day a life.
  [Lat., Propra vivere et singulos dies singulas vitas puta.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (CI) [Life]

No age is shut against great genius.
  [Lat., Nullum saeculum magnis ingeniis clausum est.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (CII) [Genius]

This day, which thou fearest as thy last, is the birthday of eternity.
  [Lat., Dies iste, quem tamquam extremum reformidas, aeterni natilis est.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (CII) [Death]

If thou wishest to get rid of thy evil propensities, thou must keep far from evil companions.
  [Lat., Si velis vitiis exui, longe a vitiorum exemplis recedendum est.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (CIV) [Evil]

The fates lead the willing, and drag the unwilling.
  [Lat., Fata volemtem ducunt, nolentem trahunt.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (CVII) [Fate]

Old age is an incurable disease.
  [Lat., Senectus insanabilis morbus est.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (CVIII, 29) [Age]

Nature has given us the seeds of knowledge, not knowledge itself.
  [Lat., Natura semina scientiae nobis dedit, scientiam non dedit.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (CXX) [Knowledge]

This body is not a home, but an inn; and that only for a short time.
  [Lat., Non domus hoc corpus sed hospitium et quidem breve.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (CXX) [Life]

Frugality, when all is spent, comes too late.
  [Lat., Sera parsimonia in fundo est.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (I) [Economy]

He who is everywhere is nowhere.
  [Lat., Nusquam est, qui ubique est.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (II) [Traveling]

Not he who has little, but he who wishes for more, is poor.
  [Lat., Non qui parum habet, sed qui plus cupit, pauper est.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (II) [Poverty]

A multitude of books distracts the mind.
  [Lat., Distrahit animum librorum multitudo.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (II, 3) [Books]

If you wish to be loved, love.
  [Lat., Si vis amari, ama.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (IX) [Love]

Fortune cannot take away what she did not give.
  [Lat., Quid non dedit fortuna non eripit.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (LIX) [Fortune]

Before old age I took care to live well; in old age I take care to die well; but to die well is to die willingly.
  [Lat., Ante senectutem curavi ut bene viverem, in senectute (curo) ut bene moriar; bene autem mori est libenter mori.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (LXI) [Life]

To live is not a blessing, but to live well.
  [Lat., Non vivere bonum est, sed bene vivere.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (LXX) [Life]

Let that please man which has pleased God.
  [Lat., Placeat homini quidquid deo placuit.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (LXXIV)
        [Resignation]

No man was ever wise by chance.
  [Lat., Nulli sapere casu obtigit.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (LXXVI) [Wisdom]

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
  [Lat., Nihil aliud est ebrietas quam voluntaria insania.]
      - Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (LXXXIII)
        [Intemperance : Proverbs]


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