A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life

A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Quotable Seneca (c. 4 BC - AD 65)

"We should conduct ourselves not as if we ought to live for the body, but as if we could not live without it."

"Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other."

"To be always fortunate, and to pass through life with a soul that has never known sorrow, is to be ignorant of one half of nature."

"One should count each day a separate life."

"If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable."

"Unjust dominion cannot be eternal."

"To be feared is to fear: no one has been able to strike terror into others and at the same time enjoy peace of mind."

"The first step towards amendment is the recognition of error."

"All art is an imitation of nature."

"Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favors you have received."

"Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body."

"Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones."

"I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good."

"If virtue precede us every step will be safe."

"It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence."

"It is a youthful failing to be unable to control one's impulses."

"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult."

"It should be our care not so much to live a long life as a satisfactory one."

"He will live ill who does not know how to die well."

1 comment:

preacherman said...

I love these quotes.
Thank you brother for sharing them with us.
God bless you, your family and ministry.
You are always in my prayers!
Oh, yeah keep up the great job you do with your blog.