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Seneca Quotes

(4 B.C. 65 A.D.), Spanish-born Roman Statesman, philosopher

The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.

Category: Adversity

Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.

Category: Adversity

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.

Category: Adversity

No untroubled day has ever dawned for me.

Category: Adversity

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.

Category: Adversity

Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.

Category: Advice

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.

Category: Age And Aging

There is nothing more despicable than an old man who has no other proof than his age to offer of his having lived long in the world.

Category: Age And Aging

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.

Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism

It is the constant fault and inseparable evil quality of ambition, that it never looks behind it.

Category: Ambition

Those who boast of their decent, brag on what they owe to others.

Category: Ancestry

He who boasts of his descent, praises the deed of another.

Category: Ancestry

No one is better born than another, unless they are born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition.

Category: Ancestry

Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.

Category: Anger

Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

Category: Anger