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Night brings our troubles to the light rather than banishes them.
- Seneca | Adversity Quotes
No untroubled day has ever dawned for me.
- Seneca | Adversity Quotes
When I think over what I have said, I envy dumb people.
Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.
Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
Fate rules the affairs of mankind with no recognizable order.
A great step toward independence is a good-humoured stomach.
- Seneca | Food Quotes
The foremost art of kings is the power to endure hatred.
Whom they have injured, they also hate.
- Seneca | Hatred Quotes
It is often better not to see an insult, than to avenge it.
Injustice never rules forever.
- Seneca | Justice Quotes
A good mind possesses a kingdom: a great fortune is a great slavery.
- Seneca | Money Quotes
There is nothing so bitter, that a patient mind cannot find some solace for it.
- Seneca | Patience Quotes
Whatever is well said by another, is mine.
Failure changes for the better, success for the worse.
- Seneca | Success Quotes
Time discovered truth.
- Seneca | Time Quotes
Vice can be learnt, even without a teacher.
- Seneca | Vice Quotes
All cruelty springs from weakness.
Love of bustle is not industry.
- Seneca | Work Quotes
Learn how to feel joy.
- Seneca | Happiness Quotes
The first petition that we are to make to Almighty God is for a good conscience, the next for health of mind, and then of body.
- Seneca | Prayer Quotes
What a great blessing is a friend with a heart so trusty you may safely bury all your secrets in it.
- Seneca | Family Quotes
True happiness is to understand our duties toward God and man; to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence on the future; not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears, but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is abundantly sufficient.
If you are surprised at the number of our maladies, count our cooks.
- Seneca | Appetite Quotes
All cruelty springs from weakness.
- Seneca | Cruelty Quotes
Let wickedness escape as it may at the bar, it never fails of doing justice upon itself; for every guilty person is his own hangman.
- Seneca | Guilt Quotes
A hungry people listens not to reason, nor cares for justice, nor is bent by any prayers.
- Seneca | Hunger Quotes
It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it.
- Seneca | Insult Quotes
Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
He who decides a case without hearing the other side, though he decide justly, cannot be considered just.
- Seneca | Justice Quotes
Men learn while they teach.
- Seneca | Learning Quotes
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
- Seneca | Life Quotes
Man is a social animal.
- Seneca | Man Quotes
What once were vices are now manners.
- Seneca | Manners Quotes
Fire tries gold, misery tries brave men.
- Seneca | Misery Quotes
They laboriously do nothing.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
- Seneca | Power Quotes
Revenge is an inhuman word.
- Seneca | Revenge Quotes
If you would wish another to keep your secret, first keep it yourself.
- Seneca | Secrecy Quotes
Man is a social animal.
- Seneca | Society Quotes
Speech is the index of the mind.
- Seneca | Speech Quotes
The sun shines even on the wicked.
- Seneca | Sun Quotes
An age builds up cities: an hour destroys them.
- Seneca | Time Quotes
The sun also shines on the wicked.


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