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It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It's because we dare not venture
that they are difficult.
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand
and to be understood.
Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
We become wiser
by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.
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True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
What madness is it, to be expecting evil before it comes.
No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.
The wish for healing has always been half of health.
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
What madness is it, to be expected evil before it comes.
No man enjoys the true taste of life, but he who is ready and willing to quit it.
A man's as miserable as he thinks he is.
The things hardest to bear are sweetest to remember.
About Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Quotes 85 sayings Nationality Roman Profession Statesman Birthday 4 BC
Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names of the one and selfsame God.
No man was ever wise by chance.
Every sin is the result of a collaboration.
Where fear is, happiness is not.
Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven;
the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth.
It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing.
There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
Life, if well lived, is long enough.
Time discovers truth.
The soul has this proof of its divinity that divine things delight in it.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it.
Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering.
If you wished to be loved, love.
One must steer, not talk.
Great grief does not of itself put an end to itself.
To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power.
The mind unlearns with difficulty what it has long learned.
What nature requires is obtainable, and within easy reach. It is for the superfluous we sweat.
As long as you live, keep learning how to live.
Whatever one of us blames in another, each one will find in his own heart.
Whenever the speech is corrupted so is the mind.
Light troubles speak; the weighty are struck dumb.
A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts.
The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man.
.. It is more powerful than external circumstances.
Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.
What is true belongs to me!
Whatever fortune has raised to a height, she has raised only to cast it down.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Life's like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.
You learn to know a pilot in a storm.
What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.
He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.
Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.