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Seneca Quotes

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

The deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger.

Category: Anger

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.

Category: Anger

Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.

Category: Anticipation

The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.

Category: Anxiety

There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.

Category: Anxiety

There are no greater wretches in the world than many of those whom people in general take to be happy.

Category: Appearance

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.

Category: Appreciation

Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.

Category: Architecture

All art is an imitation of nature.

Category: Arts And Artists

We never reflect how pleasant it is to ask for nothing.

Category: Ask

It's the admirer and the watcher who provoke us to all the inanities we commit.

Category: Audiences

Calamity is virtue's opportunity.

Category: Calamity

A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.

Category: Conflict

Happy the man who can endure the highest and the lowest fortune. He, who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity, has deprived misfortune of its power.

Category: Contentment

Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insinuating and insidious something that elicits secrets just like love or liquor.

Category: Conversation