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Lucius Annaeus Seneca
There is nothing more despicable than an old man who has no other proof than his age to offer of his having lived long in the world.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Age And Aging

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It is the constant fault and inseparable evil quality of ambition, that it never looks behind it.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Ambition

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
He who boasts of his descent, praises the deed of another.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Ancestry

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Anger

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Anger

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insinuating and insidious something that elicits secrets just like love or liquor.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Conversation

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Architecture

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
All art is an imitation of nature.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Arts And Artists

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It's the admirer and the watcher who provoke us to all the inanities we commit.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Audiences

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It is the superfluous things for which men sweat.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Futility

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
In my own time there have been inventions of this sort, transparent windows tubes for diffusing warmth equally through all parts of a building short-hand, which has been carried to such a perfection that a writer can keep pace with the most rapid speaker. But the inventing of such things is drudgery for the lowest slaves; philosophy lies deeper. It is not her office to teach men how to use their hands. The object of her lessons is to form the soul.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Inventions

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Fate

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Fate rules the affairs of men, with no recognizable order.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Fate

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
He that does good to another does good also to himself.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Cooperation

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Courage leads to heaven; fear leads to death.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Courage

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Fortune can take away riches, but not courage.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Courage

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Courage #Roman Statesman

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Courage

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man. It is more powerful than external circumstances.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Courage #Roman Statesman

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Crime And Criminals

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Crime And Criminals

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Crime And Criminals

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Danger

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Death

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Death

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The final hour when we cease to exist does not itself bring death; it merely of itself completes the death-process. We reach death at that moment, but we have been a long time on the way.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Death

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Difficulty

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Disease is not of the body but of the place.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
#Disease