Seneca

4 BC - 65 AD

A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on beginning and life

The hour which gives us life begins to take it away.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on certainty, chance, delay, expectation, future, power, present, time, and uncertainty

The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is sometimes pleasant even to act like a madman. -Aliquando et insanire iucundum est

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on authors and good

I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on animals

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Man is a reasoning Animal.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on teachers

A young man respects and looks up to his teachers. -Praeceptores suos adulescens veneratur et suspicit

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on men, mind, nature, people, rudeness, slavery, value, and work

We are so vain as to set the highest value upon those things to which nature has assigned the lowest place. What can be more coarse and rude in the mind than the precious metals, or more slavish and dirty than the people that dig and work them? And yet they defile our minds more than our bodies, and make the possessor fouler than the artificer of them. Rich men, in fine, are only the greater slaves.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on harmony, life, and speech

Let us say what we feel, and feel what we say; let speech harmonize with life.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on knowledge and nature

Nature has given to us the seeds of knowledge, not knowledge itself.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on day, temptation, vices, and virtue

We should every night call ourselves to an account; What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired? Our vices will abort of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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