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Lucius Annaeus Seneca Quotes

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.

As long as you live, keep learning how to live.

Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.

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.

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

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

Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names of the one and selfsame God.

Consider, when you are enraged at any one, what you would probably think if he should die during the dispute.

Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.

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.

Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.

Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

Do everything as in the eye of another.

Do not ask for what you will wish you had not got.

Even after a bad harvest there must be sowing.

Every guilty person is his own hangman.

Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment.

Every reign must submit to a greater reign.

Every sin is the result of a collaboration.