Seneca

4 BC - 65 AD

A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on brothers, day, happiness, heaven, immortality, lies, losing, rest, and soul

Do not grudge your brother his rest. He has at last become free, safe and immortal, and ranges joyous through the boundless heavens; he has left this low-lying region and has soared upwards to that place which receives in its happy bosom the souls set free from the chains of matter. Your brother has not lost the light of day, but has obtained a more enduring light. He has not left us, but has gone on before.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on birthday, day, eternity, and fear

That day which you fear as being the end of all things is the birthday of your eternity.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on character and praise

You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on death, departure, justice, and life

Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage, or my house when I propose to take a residence, so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 70

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on confession, dreams, and sleep

Why 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.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on conscience, fear, good, guilt, honesty, solitude, and world

A good conscience fears no witness, but a guilty conscience is solicitous even in solitude. If we do nothing but what is honest, let all the world know it. But if otherwise, what does it signify to have nobody else know it, so long as I know it myself? Miserable is he who slights that witness.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on charm, conversation, justice, kindness, love, and secrets

Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insinuating and insidious something that elicits secrets from us just like love or liquor.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on ancestry, fatherhood, and traditions

About his father: Devoted to the tradition of his ancestors -Maiorum consuetudini deditus

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on courage, death, fear, and heaven

Courage leads to heaven; fear leads to death.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on courage and fortune

Fortune can take away riches, but not courage.

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