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Seneca



    All art is but imitation of nature.

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    If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.

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    No man was ever wise by chance.

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    Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.

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    For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.

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    If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living.

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    Life's like a play; it's not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters

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    As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.

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    It better befits a man to laugh at life than to lament over it

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    This is the reason we cannot complain of life:it keeps no one against his will

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    Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence, but wise men see it beyond both existence and non-existence to something that transcends them both; this is an observation of the Middle Way.

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    Life, if well lived, is long enough.

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    Life is the fire that burns and the sun that gives light. Life is the wind and the rain and the thunder in the sky. Life is matter and is earth, what is and what is not, and what beyond is in Eternity.

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    Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.

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    While we are postponing, life speeds by.

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    A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.

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    Most men ebb and flow in wretchedness between the fear of death and the hardship of life; they are unwilling to live, and yet they do not know how to die.

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    Success consecrates the most offensive crimes.

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    What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.

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    Everything 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.

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    On him does death lie heavily who, but too well known to all, dies to himself

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    Death's the discharge of our debt of sorrow

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    We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres, or a little money; and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation

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    Death without dread of death is welcome death

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    Life without the courage for death is slavery

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    That moderation which nature prescribes, which limits our desires by resources restricted to our needs, has abandoned the field; it has now come to this - that to want only what is enough is a sign both of boorishness and of utter destitution.

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    Nature does not bestow virtue; to be good is an art.

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    Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature.

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    No 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.

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    Gold is tried by fire, brave men by adversity

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    If you wished to be loved, love.

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    His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.

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    Death ne'er can fail the man who wills to die

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    Wealth falls on some men as a copper down a drain

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    Death? 'Tis one of life's duties

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    But it is a pretty thing to see what money will do!

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    The voice of flattery affects us after it has ceased, just as after a concert men find some agreeable air ringing in their ears to the exclusion of all serious business

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    It is safer to offend certain men than it is to oblige them; for as proof that they owe nothing they seek recourse in hatred

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    The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company.

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