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Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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No man was ever wise by chance. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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No man enjoys the true taste of life, but he who is ready and willing to quit it. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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He who has made a fair compact with poverty is rich. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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I will govern my life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one and read the other, for what does it signify to make anything a secret to my neighbor, when to God, who is the searcher of our hearts, all our privacies are open? Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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One must steer, not talk. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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So live with men as if God saw you and speak to God, as if men heard you. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Whenever the speech is corrupted so is the mind. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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No one is better born than another, unless they are born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Nothing is so contemptible as the sentiments of the mob. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Wouldst thou subject all things to thyself? Subject thyself to reason. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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He who has wronged you is either stronger or weaker than yourself: be he weaker, spare him; be he stronger, then spare yourself. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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[Epicurus] says that you should rather have regard to the company with whom you eat and drink, than to what you eat and drink. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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We are born to lose and to perish, to hope and to fear, to vex ourselves and others; and there is no antidote against a common calamity but virtue; for the foundation of true joy is in the conscience. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Misfortunes, in fine, cannot be avoided; but they may be sweetened, if not overcome, and our lives made happy by philosophy. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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What a vile and abject thing is man if he do not raise himself above humanity. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Virtue is shut out from no one; she is open to all, accepts all, invites all, gentlemen, freedmen, slaves, kings, and exiles; she selects neither house nor fortune; she is satisfied with a human being without adjuncts. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Corporeal punishment falls far more heavily than most weighty pecuniary penalty. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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This body is not a home, but an inn; and that only for a short time. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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No one has had gods so favourable to him that he can promise himself a morrow. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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We are as answerable for what we give as for what we receive; nay, the misplacing of a benefit is worse than the not receiving of it; for the one is another person's fault, but the other is mine. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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We are sure to get the better of fortune if we do but grapple with her. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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The road by precepts is tedious, by example, short and efficacious. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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He that makes himself famous by his eloquence, justice or arms illustrates his extraction, let it be never so mean; and gives inestimable reputation to his parents. We should never have heard of Sophroniscus, but for his son, Socrates; nor of Ariosto and Gryllus, if it had not been for Xenophon and Plato. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Philosophy is the art and law of life, and it teaches us what to do in all cases, and, like good marksmen, to hit the white at any distance. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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An old man in his rudiments is a disgraceful object. It is for youth to acquire, and for age to apply. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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The hour which gives us life begins to take it away. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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He will be the slave of many masters who is his body's slave. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Nothing is so false as human life, nothing so treacherous. God knows no one would have accepted it as a gift, if it had not been given without our knowledge. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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No one loves his country for its size or eminence, but because it's his own. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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The entire world would perish, if pity were not to limit anger. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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There's some end at last for the man who follows a path: mere rambling is interminable. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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You can tell every man's character when you see how they receive praise. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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You cease to be afraid when you cease to hope; for hope is accompanied by fear. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Worse than war is the very fear of war. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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For love of bustle is not industry - it is only the restlessness of a hunted mind. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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A great pilot can sail even when his canvas is rent. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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If any one is angry with you, meet his anger by returning benefits for it: a quarrel which is only taken up on one side falls to the ground: it takes two men to fight. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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I do not distinguish by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Without an adversary prowess shrivels. We see how great and efficient it really is only when it shows by endurance what it is capable of. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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While we are postponing, life speeds by. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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We often want one thing and pray for another, not telling the truth even to the gods. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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You must live for another if you wish to live for yourself. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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In war there is no prize for runner-up. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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It is the superfluous things for which men sweat, - superfluous things that wear our togas theadbare, that force us to grow old in camp, that dash us upon foreign shores. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Crime when it succeeds is called virtue. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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There is no great genius without some touch of madness. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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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. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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As for old age, embrace and love it. It abounds with pleasure if you know how to use it. The gradually declining years are among the sweetest in a man's life, and I maintain that, even when they have reached the extreme limit, they have their pleasure still. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insinuating and insidious something that elicits secrets just like love or liquor. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Who can hope for nothing, should despair for nothing. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Those whom true love has held, it will go on holding. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Pain, scorned by yonder gout-ridden wretch, endured by yonder dyspeptic in the midst of his dainties, borne bravely by the girl in travail. Slight thou art, if I can bear thee, short thou art if I cannot bear thee! Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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So enjoy present pleasures as to not mar those to come. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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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. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Virtue depends partly upon training and partly upon practice; you must learn first, and then strengthen your learning by action. If this be true, not only do the doctrines of wisdom help us but the precepts also, which check and banish our emotions by a sort of official decree. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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It is a shameful and unseemly thing to think one thing and to speak another, but how odious to write one thing and to think another. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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A friend always loves, but he who loves is not always a friend. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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