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Quotes by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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AngerDangerous is wrath concealed. Hatred proclaimed doth lose its chance of wreaking vengeance.
ArtAll art is but imitation of nature.
characterYou can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
CompassionIt is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen; that is the common right of humanity.
DifficultyDifficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
FortuneA great fortune is a great slavery.
GodCall it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names of the one and selfsame God.
- (Roman philosopher)
HumilityBe silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received.
LanguageAs was his language so was his life.
MadnessWe are mad, not only individually, but nationally. We check manslaughter and isolated murders; but what of war and the much vaunted crime of slaughtering whole peoples?
PovertyIt is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
RefinementA gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
- (Roman philosopher)
SlaveryAgainst a slave everything is permitted.
StrayingWe most often go astray on a well trodden and much frequented road.
TearsLet tears flow of their own accord; their flowing is not inconsistent with inward peace and harmony.
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