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Seneca Quotes

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

What was hard to suffer is sweet to remember.

Category: Suffering

Many shed tears merely for show, and have dry eyes when no one's around to observe them.

Category: Tears

The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.

Category: Time And Time Management

Time discovered truth.

Category: Time And Time Management

Whenever you hold a fellow creature in distress, remember that he is a man.

Category: Tolerance

What is true belongs to me!

Category: Truth

What were once vices are the fashion of the day.

Category: Vice

Why do people not confess vices? It is because they have not yet laid them aside. It is a waking person only who can tell their dreams.

Category: Vice

All cruelty springs from weakness.

Category: Weakness

What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.

Category: Wealth

The sun also shines on the wicked.

Category: Wickedness

No action will be considered blameless, unless the will was so, for by the will the act was dictated.

Category: Will And Will Power

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.

Category: Wisdom

When an author is too meticulous about his style, you may presume that his mind is frivolous and his content flimsy.

Category: Writers And Writing

It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.

Category: Youth