Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.

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Love in its essence is spiritual fire.

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It is quality rather than quantity that matters.

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A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.

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No man was ever wise by chance.

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A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.

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Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.

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

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We never reflect how pleasant it is to ask for nothing.

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It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.

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The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.

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Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca — quotes and aphorisms

Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.

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Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.

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Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.

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Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.

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

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Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.

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Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.

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One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.

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