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    Wisdom does not show itself so much

    “Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life – in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.”

    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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    A happy life is one which is

    “A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.”

    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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    The wish for healing has always been

    “The wish for healing has always been half of health.”

    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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    What nature requires is obtainable, and within

    “What nature requires is obtainable, and within easy reach. It is for the superfluous we sweat.”

    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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    We can be thankful to a friend

    “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.”

    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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    True happiness is… to enjoy the present,

    “True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.”

    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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    Wisdom allows nothing to be good that

    “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.”

    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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    To be able to endure odium is

    “To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power.”

    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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    He that does good to another does

    “He that does good to another does good also to himself.”

    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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    A great fortune is a great slavery.

    “A great fortune is a great slavery.”

    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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    Wisdom allows nothing to be good that

    “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.”

    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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    Behold a worthy sight, to which the

    “Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.”

    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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    We are more often frightened than hurt;

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

    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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    The deferring of anger is the best

    “The deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger.”

    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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    There is none made so great, but

    “There is none made so great, but he may both need the help and service, and stand in fear of the power and unkindness, even of the meanest of mortals.”

    — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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