Stoic Quotes by
Seneca

A man cannot live well if he knows not how to die well.

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Seneca

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.

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Seneca

The belly will not listen to advice; it makes demands, it importunes. And yet it is not a troublesome creditor; you can send it away at small cost, provided only that you give it what you owe, not merely all you are able to.

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It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested.

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The man who spends all his time on his own needs, who organizes every day as though it were his last, neither longs for nor fears the next day.

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But life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present, and fear the future.

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Do the one thing that can render you really happy: cast aside and trample under foot all the things that glitter outwardly and are held out to you a by another or as obtainable from another.

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Of all men, only those who find time for philosophy are at leisure; only they are truly alive; for it is not only their own lifetime they guard well: they add every age to their own.

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We ought not, therefore, to give over our hearts for good to any one part of the world. We should live with the conviction: 'I wasn't born for one particular corner: the whole world is my home country.'

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The final hour when we cease to exist does not itself bring death; it merely of itself completes the death-process. We reach death at that moment, but we have been a long time on the way.

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I shall never be ashamed to go to a bad author for a good quotation.

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There is no great genius without some touch of madness.

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That which takes effect by chance is not an art.

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Who scorns his own life is lord of yours.

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We do not receive a life that is short, but rather we make it so; we are not beggar in it, but spendthrifts.

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Nothing satisfies greed, but even a little satisfies nature.

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You must vie with time's swiftness in the speed of using it, and, as from a torrent that rushes by and will not always flow, you must drink quickly.

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Besides, he who is feared, fears also; no one has been able to arouse terror and live in peace of mind.

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