Seneca quotes – VIII

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Data da publicação: 26/07/2013

Miscellany True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have,mwhich is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not. Begin at once to live, and cou...

Seneca Quotes VII – Virtues, Vices, Guilt

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Data da publicação: 12/07/2013

  Men love and hate their addictions at the same time. Envy only sees that which is close by, and admires with less cunning at a distance. Every kind of evil is the result of some deficiency. To divulge our virtue means that we are more worried about fame than the virtue itself. Não queres ser justo sem gozares da fama de o ser? Pois fica sabendo: muitas vezes não poderás ser justo sem que façam mau juízo de ti! Em tal c...

Seneca Quotes VI

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Data da publicação: 25/06/2013

  Art, Beauty She is not a beautiful woman whose ankle or arm is praised, but she whose general appearance makes you forget to admire her single attributes. There is nothing more beautiful than being so dear to your wife that you become dear to yourself. If you wish to be loved, love. All art is an imitation of nature. A deformity of the body does not affect a beautiful soul, but the beauty of the soul is reflected in t...

Seneca Quotes V

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Data da publicação: 05/06/2013

Love, friendship, anger, generosity Friendship is always advantageous, while love is sometimes injurious. I made many enemies, and hate substitutes friendship, if there is friendship among the evil, and scarcely am I a friend to myself. I undertook the greatest of efforts to escape the crowd and make myself noted for some quality: what have I done if not offer myself as a target and show evil where it could hurt me? If you w...

Seneca Quotes IV

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Data da publicação: 27/05/2013

  Old age, death, health, well being No one is so old that it would be wrong for him to hope for another day to dawn. To love, while useful to a young man is indecorous to an old man. There are people who torment themselves over the memories of past things; others afflict themselves with the evils to come. It is all absurd, for what has already happened does not affect us and the future does not yet touch us… We sho...

Seneca – Quotes III

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Data da publicação: 16/05/2013

Wealth and poverty A great fortune is a great slavery. To greed, all nature is insufficient It is not man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. Avarice takes from others what it denies itself. The greedy lack in what they have as well as what they do not; in luxury many things may be lacking, but greed lacks all. Great is he who uses clay vases as if they were of silver, but none inferior are thos...

Seneca Quotes – Part II

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Data da publicação: 07/05/2013

  Power, courage, fear When you consider the number of men that are before you, think of how many follow you! According to an old proverb, the gladiator takes council in the sand. He is most powerful who governs himself. You can run from others, but not from yourself. Luck respects the valiant and oppresses the cowardly, leading those who consent and dragging who resist. Some leaders are considered very great because we m...

Seneca – Quotes 1 – Wisdom

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Data da publicação: 26/04/2013

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, more widely known as Seneca, philosopher, born 4 BC in Cordova and died in 65 AD in Rome Not that he wants to pursue, in fact he did not know standing still. If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable. Our mind is only well if it is at peace with itself. “Unus quisque mavult credere, quam judicare,” everyone prefers to believe rather than to give his own opinion. Rare a...