Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
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It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.
Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune all these are names of the one and selfsame God.
Success consecrates the most offensive crimes.
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.
The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself.
For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.
I never come back home with the same moral character I went out with something or other becomes unsettled where I had achieved internal peace some one or other of the things I had put to flight reappears on the scene.
We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres, or a little money and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation.
We often want one thing and pray for another, not telling the truth even to the gods.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best for that we must have recourse to art.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
No person I have ever met, not even the most righteous or pure of heart, has gone without those times when faith recedes in the busy-ness of life.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
It is not a God, just and good, but a devil, under the name of God, that the Bible describes.
Be able to back up a car for a considerable distance in a straight line and back out of a driveway.
In the old days... it was a basic, cardinal fact that producers didn't have opinions. When I was producing natural history programmes, I didn't use them as vehicles for my own opinion. They were factual programmes.
I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done.
Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.