Seneca

4 BC - 65 AD

A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on gloom and stillness

When you enter a grove peopled with ancient trees, higher than the ordinary, and shutting out the sky with their thickly intertwined branches, do not the stately shadows of the wood, the stillness of the place, and the awful gloom of this doomed cavern then strike you with the presence of a deity?

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on truth

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We often want one thing and pray for another, not telling the truth even to the gods.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 95

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on body, difficulty, labor, and mind

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on silence

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Let him who has given a favor be silent; let he who has received it tell it. -Qui dedit beneficium taceat; narrat qui accepit

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The sun shines even on the wicked.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on good and mind

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A good mind possesses a kingdom.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on adversity, bravery, circumstances, and mind

The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man. . . . It is more powerful than external circumstances.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on cruelty and weakness

All cruelty springs from weakness.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on difficulty

It is not because it is difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.

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