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    lucius annaeus seneca Quotes

    In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence of arms on Divine guidance, he no longer deserves victory.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    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
    tags: earth  fire  eternity  sky  rain 
     
    Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: living  tomorrow 
     
    Success consecrates the most offensive crimes.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: crimes  success 
     
    No one can be happy who has been thrust outside the pale of truth. And there are two ways that one can be removed from this realm: by lying, or by being lied to.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: truth  lying 
     
    It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: men 
     
    We often want one thing and pray for another, not telling the truth even to the gods.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: truth  god  pray 
     
    Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever; no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: live  courage 
     
    The wish for healing has always been half of health.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: health  wishes  healing 
     
    The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: men  world  adversity 
     
    We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: men  right 
     
    It makes a great deal of difference whether one wills not to sin or has not the knowledge to sin.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: sin 
     
    Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: evil  madness 
     
    Life's like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: excellence 
     
    It is quality rather than quantity that matters.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: quantity  quality 
     
    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.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: evil  freedom  suffering  real 
     
    True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    The way is long if one follows precepts, but short... if one follows patterns.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: gift 
     
    Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: genius 
     
    If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    We should every night call ourselves to an account: what infirmity have I mastered today? what passions opposed? what temptation resisted? what virtue acquired? Our vices will abate of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    Consider, when you are enraged at any one, what you would probably think if he should die during the dispute.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: die 
     
    Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: time  travel  people  friends 
     
    Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: fire  spiritual 
     
    If you wished to be loved, love.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    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
    tags: grace 
     
    The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: hope 
     
    Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: evil  men  work  conflict  attention  god 
     
    The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: anger 
     
    It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    No man was ever wise by chance.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: chance  men  wise 
     
    While we are postponing, life speeds by.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    All art is but imitation of nature.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: nature 
     
    A great mind becomes a great fortune.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: mind 
     
    Every guilty person is his own hangman.
    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    tags: people 
     
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