Seneca

4 BC - 65 AD

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.

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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.

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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.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on understanding

We are more easily led part by part to an understanding of the whole. -Facilius per partes in cognitionem totius adducimur

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on aim and planning

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The gladiator is making his plan in the arena (i.e. too late). -Gladiator in arena consilium capit

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on future and present

Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Everything may happen. -Omnio fieri possent

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: Epistuloe ad Lucilium, Epis. LXX, 9

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