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The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.

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The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A large part of mankind is angry not with the sins, but with the sinners.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence, but wise men see it beyond both existence and non-existence to something that transcends them both; this is an observation of the Middle Way.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Success consecrates the most offensive crimes.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That is why it satisfies nobody.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

While we are postponing, life speeds by.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Life's like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

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

The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca