161 RESULTS FOR: Seneca
All art is but imitation of nature.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaWe learn not in the school, but in life.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaAll things are cause for either laughter or weeping.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaIt is well to be born either a king or a fool.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaWe are more wicked together than separately. If you are forced to be in a crowd, then most of all you should withdraw into yourself.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaIf thou live according to nature, thou wilt never be poor if according to the opinions of the world, thou wilt never be rich.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaLiesure without books is death, and burial of a man alive.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaThe hour which gives us life begins to take it away. - Hercules Furens
Lucius Annaeus SenecaIt does not matter how many books you have, but how good the books are which you have.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaIn every good man a God doth dwell.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaThe true felicity of life is to be free from anxieties and perturbations to understand and do our duties to God and man, and to enjoy the present without any serious dependence on the future.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaWhy does no one confess his sins Because he is yet in them. It is for a man who has awoke from sleep to tell his dreams.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaHe who comes to a conclusion when the other side is unheard, may have been just in his conclusion, but yet has not been just in his conduct.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaThe greatest wealth is a poverty of desires.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaI persist on praising not the life I lead, but that which I ought to lead. I follow it at a mighty distance, crawling.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaThe best ideas are common property.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaAn action will not be right unless the will be right for from thence is the action derived. Again, the will will not be right unless the disposition of the mind be right for from thence comes the will.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaLife is a gift of the immortal Gods, but living well is the gift of philosophy.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaLaws do not persuade just because they threaten.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaOur (The Stoic) motto, as you know, is live according to nature.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaCourage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear-not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaWhatever is to make us better and happy, God has placed either openly before us or close to us.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaHe who has injured thee was stronger or weaker than thee. If weaker, spare him if stronger, spare thyself.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaA quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party there is no battle unless there be two.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaThe soul has this proof of its divinity that divine things delight in it.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaThere is nothing so disagreeable, that a patient mind cannot find some solace for it.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaThe ascent from earth to heaven is not easy.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaOne of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaIt is not because things are difficult that we do not dare it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaNothing is so bitter that a calm mind cannot find comfort in it.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaAs long as you live, keep learning how to live.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaShun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other yet do not devote yourself to one branch exclusively. Strive to get clear notions about all. Give up no science entirely for science is but one.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaNo man ever became wise by chance.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaOur care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaTo wish to be well is a part of becoming well.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaSometimes even to live is an act of courage.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaThe bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaDrunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness. - Epistulae ad Lucilium
Lucius Annaeus SenecaThe primary sign of a well-ordered mind is a man's ability to remain in one place and linger in his own company.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca...a sword never kills anybody it's a tool in the killer's hand. From Ad Lucilium Epistulae Morales, Letters to Lucilius on Morals, Letter 87, c.63-65
Lucius Annaeus SenecaIf wisdom were offered me with this restriction, that I should keep it close and not communicate it, I would refuse the gift.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaLet us say what we feel, and feel what we say let speech harmonize with life.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaConversation has a kind of charm about it, an insuating and insidious something that elicits secrets from us just like love or liquor.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaIt is extreme evil to depart from the company of the living before you die.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaBegin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaA great step toward independence is a good humored stomach.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaIf a man knows not what harbour he seeks, any wind is the right wind.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaWe become wiser by adversity prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaThe greatest remedy for anger is delay.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaTo strive with an equal is dangerous with a superior, mad with an inferior, degrading.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaBehold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaHe that visits the sick in hopes of a legacy, but is never so friendly in all other cases, I look upon him as being no better than a raven that watches a weak sheep only to peck out its eyes.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaAll cruelty springs from weakness.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaNo evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaWhatever fortune has raised to a height, she has raised only to cast it down.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaThere is no genius free from some tincture of madness.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaWe should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaCall it Nature, Fate, Fortune all these are names of the one and selfsame God.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaA kingdom founded on injustice never lasts.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaThat grief is light which can take counsel.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaGreat grief does not of itself put an end to itself.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaNo man enjoys the true taste of life, but he who is ready and willing to quit it.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaAs is a tale, so is life not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaIf you wished to be loved, love.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaMalice drinks one half of its own poison.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaA great mind becomes a great fortune.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaEverything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaHe who has great power should use it lightly.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaNothing costs so much as what is bought by prayers.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaReligion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaTime heals what reason cannot.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaTime discovers truth.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaEverywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaIt is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.
Lucius Annaeus SenecaThe pain of a disappointed wish necessarily produces less effect upon the mind if a man has not certainly promised himself success. - De Tranquillitate Animi
Lucius Annaeus SenecaThose whom fortune has never favoured are more joyful than those whom she has deserted. - De Tranquillitate Animi
Lucius Annaeus SenecaThis body is not a home but an inn, and that only briefly. - Epistulae ad Lucilium
Lucius Annaeus SenecaFate leads the willing and drags along the unwilling. - Epistulae ad Lucilium
Lucius Annaeus SenecaThere are more things, Lucilius, that frighten us than injure us, and we suffer more in imagination than in reality. - Epistulae ad Lucilium
Lucius Annaeus SenecaHe who boasts of his ancestry praises the merits of another. - Hercules Furens
Lucius Annaeus SenecaTo greed, all nature is insufficient. - Hercules Oetaeus
Lucius Annaeus SenecaAnyone can stop a man's life, but no one his death a thousand doors open on to it. - Phoenissae
Lucius Annaeus SenecaIf one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
SenecaIf a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.
SenecaQuemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.
SenecaWhat difference does it make how much you have What you do not have amounts to much more.
SenecaIt is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
SenecaLatin A sword never kills anybody it is a tool in the killer's hand.
SenecaEnjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future one.
SenecaNo evil is without its compensation. The less money, the less trouble the less favor, the less envy. Even in those cases which put us out of wits, it is not the loss itself, but the estimate of the loss that troubles us.
SenecaLet him that would move the world, first move himself.
SenecaAs long as you live, keep learning how to live.
SenecaLive with men as if God saw you converse with God as if men heard you.
SenecaThis is the reason we cannot complain of lifeit keeps no one against his wll.
SenecaBrother, the Great Spirit has made us all. . . . .
SenecaWherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
SenecaAll art is an imitation of nature.
SenecaBe not too hasty either with praise or blame speak always as though you were giving evidence before the judgement-seat of the Gods.
SenecaDelay not swift the flight of fortune's greatest favours.
SenecaDifficulties strengthen the mind, as labour the body.
SenecaBe silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received.
SenecaConsult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.
SenecaAn unpopular rule is never long maintained.
SenecaDangerous is wrath concealed. Hatred proclaimed doth lose its chance of wreaking vengeance.
SenecaAs was his language so was his life.
SenecaDesultory reading is delightful, but to be beneficial, our reading must be carefully directed.
SenecaHe will live ill who does not know how to die well.
SenecaHe who spares the wicked injures the good.
SenecaI shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
SenecaIt is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen that is the common right of humanity.
SenecaIf virtue precede us every step will be safe.
SenecaIf a man does not know to what port he is steering, no wind is favourable to him.
SenecaI do not distinguish by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge.
SenecaLet tears flow of their own accord their flowing is not inconsistent with inward peace and harmony.
SenecaIt is easier to exclude harmful passions than to rule them, and to deny them admittance than to control them after they have been admitted.
SenecaIt is pleasant at times to play the madman.
SenecaIt is not because things are difficult that we do not dare it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
SenecaLife without the courage for death is slavery.
SenecaIt is rash to condemn where you are ignorant.
SenecaIt is a youthful failing to be unable to control one's impulses.
SenecaIt is the sign of a week mind to be unable to bear wealth.
SenecaIt is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
SenecaIt should be our care not so much to live a long life as a satisfactory one.
SenecaOne hand washes the other.
SenecaSpeech is the mirror of the mind.
SenecaMost powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
SenecaNo one can wear a mask for very long.
SenecaNot to feel one's misfortunes is not human, not to bear them in not manly.
SenecaThe arts are the servant wisdom its master.
SenecaOne should count each day a separate life.
SenecaThe first step towards amendment is the recognition of error.
SenecaMany things have fallen only to rise higher.
SenecaNothing deters a good man from doing what is honourable.
SenecaUnjust dominion cannot be eternal.
SenecaTo be always fortunate, and to pass through life with a soul that has never known sorrow, is to be ignorant of one half of nature.
SenecaWe should conduct ourselves not as if we ought to live for the body, but as if we could not live without it.
SenecaToil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other.
SenecaThe greatest remedy for anger is delay.
SenecaThe path of precept is long, that of example short and effectual.
SenecaThe mind is slow to unlearn what it learnt early.
SenecaTo be feared is to fear no one has been able to strike terror into others and at the same time enjoy peace of mind.
SenecaThe most onerous slavery is to be a slave to oneself.
SenecaWe most often go astray on a well trodden and much frequented road.
SenecaWhere reason fails, time oft has worked a cure.
SenecaIt is better, of cours, to know useless things than to know nothing.
SenecaFire is the test of gold adversity, of strong men.
SenecaHe who boasts of his ancestry is praising the deeds of another.
SenecaWithout an adversary prowess shrivels. We see how great and efficient it really is only when it shows by endurance what it is capable of.
SenecaWhere the speech is corrupted, the mind is also.
SenecaIt is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
SenecaWhat does reason demand of a man A very easy thing--to live in accord with his nature.
SenecaWealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool.
SenecaWhile the fates permit, live happily life speeds on with hurried step, and with winged days the wheel of the headlong year is turned.
SenecaMen do not care how nobly they live, but only how long, although it is within the reach of every man to live nobly, but within no man's power to live long.
SenecaIt is quality rather than quantity that matters.
SenecaYou can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
SenecaThere is no great genius without some touch of madness.
SenecaThe spirit in which a thing is given determines that in which the debt is acknowledged it's the intention, not the face-value of the gift, that's weighed.
SenecaLive among men as if God beheld you speak to God as if men were listening.
SenecaThe best ideas are common property.
SenecaNothing is as certain as that the vices of leisure are gotten rid of by being busy.