Lucius Seneca

  • Victor Deshhas quoted2 years ago
    I advise you to do is, not to be unhappy before the crisis comes; since it may be that the dangers before which you paled as if they were threatening you, will never come upon you; they certainly have not yet come.
  • Sylashas quotedlast year
    It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
  • Sylashas quotedlast year
    Do you suppose that you alone have had this experience? Are you surprised, as if it were a novelty, that after such long travel and so many changes of scene you have not been able to shake off the gloom and heaviness of your mind? You need a change of soul rather than a change of climate.[1] Though you may cross vast spaces of sea, and though, as our Vergil[2] remarks,

    Lands and cities are left astern,

    your faults will follow you whithersoever you travel. 2. Socrates made the same remark to one who complained; he said: "Why do you wonder that globe-trotting does not help you, seeing that you always take yourself with you? The reason which set you wandering is ever at your heels."
  • Azat Sagyndykovhas quoted2 years ago
    We were entrusted by nature

    Нам доверила природа

  • b7849550829has quoted2 years ago
    emperor, Seneca is so linked with the age in which he lived that in reading his works we read those of a true representative of the most thrilling period of Roman history
  • b2592156185has quoted2 months ago
    Contented poverty is an honourable estate.

    Epicurus

  • b2592156185has quotedlast month
    It is equally faulty to trust everyone and to trust no one.
  • b2592156185has quotedlast month
    Discuss the problem with Nature; she will tell you that she has created both day and night
  • b2592156185has quotedlast month
    Most men ebb and flow in wretchedness between the fear of death and the hardships of life; they are unwilling to live, and yet they do not know how to die
  • b2592156185has quoted23 days ago
    Why do you voluntarily deceive yourself and require to be told now for the first time what fate it is that you have long been labouring under? Take my word for it: since the day you were born you are being led thither. We must ponder this thought, and thoughts of the like nature, if we desire to be calm as we await that last hour, the fear of which makes all previous hours uneasy.
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