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Quotes by Frederic William Farrar

Let these Frederic William Farrar quotes help you to appreciate all aspects of life, and to cope with whatever comes along.

Seneca brings vividly before us a picture of the various
scholars assembled in a school of the philosophers.
- Frederic William Farrar

Man's liberty ends, and it ought to end,
when that liberty becomes the curse of its neighbors.
- Frederic William Farrar

But in the life of every man there are influences of
a far more real and penetrating character than those
which come through the medium of schools or teachers.
- Frederic William Farrar

There was living in the palace at this time a brother of the great Germanicus,
and consequently an uncle of the late emperor,
whose name was Claudius Caesar.
- Frederic William Farrar

 

If ever I want to amuse myself with an idiot,
I have not far to look for one.
I laugh at myself.
- Frederic William Farrar

There is only one real failure in life that is possible,
and that is, not to be true to the best one knows.
- Frederic William Farrar

No man can pass into eternity, for he is already in it.
- Frederic William Farrar


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For although Claudius had been accused of gambling and drunkenness,
not only were no worse sins laid to his charge,
but he had successfully established some claim to being
considered a learned man.
- Frederic William Farrar

Whether the prayer of Seneca was granted we do not know;
but,
as we do not again hear of Marcus, it is probable that
he died before his father,
and that the line of Seneca, like that of so many great men,
became extinct in the second generation.
- Frederic William Farrar

The decision of such judges as Claudius and his Senate
is worth very little in the question of a man's innocence or guilt;
but the sentence was that Seneca should be banished
to the island of Corsica.
- Frederic William Farrar

Where fear is, happiness is not.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.
- Seneca

Luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
- Seneca

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship
is to understand and to be understood.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is not because life is difficult
that we do not dare.
Life is difficult
because we do not dare.
- Seneca

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

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

If we let things terrify us,
life will not be worth living.
- Seneca

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

No man was ever wise by chance.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

All art is but imitation of nature.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If one does not know to which port one is sailing,
no wind is favorable.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

How do you dare to ask me for a solution? It's like
asking Seneca for a solution.
You remember what he did? He committed suicide!
- Oriana Fallaci

A man who suffers before it is necessary,
suffers more than is necessary.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn,
as in doing it.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is a noble manner of being poor,
and who does not know it will never be rich.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

True praise comes often even to the lowly;
false praise only to the strong.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Time discovers truth.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The mind unlearns with difficulty what it has long learned.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things,
even though they fail.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather
an ambition than a bounty.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

A great mind becomes a great fortune.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage,
or my house when I propose to take a residence,
so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life.
- Seneca

Life, if well lived, is long enough.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

He who does not prevent a crime when he can,
encourages it.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Expecting is the greatest impediment to living.
In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.
- 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

Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

What difference does it make how much you have? What
you do not have amounts to much more.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Religion is regarded by the common people as true,
by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The things hardest to bear are sweetest to remember.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is,
but how good it is, is what matters.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes.
What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason
and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence
of arms on Divine guidance,
he no longer deserves victory.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Nothing becomes so offensive so quickly as grief.
When fresh it finds someone to console it,
but when it becomes chronic, it is ridiculed,
and rightly.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

You must live for another if you wish to live for yourself.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is no person so severely punished,
as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Everywhere is nowhere.
When a person spends all his time in foreign travel,
he ends by having many acquaintances,
but no friends.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture.
It's because we dare not venture that they are difficult.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Even after a bad harvest there must be sowing.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

God is the universal substance in existing things.
He comprises all things.
He is the fountain of all being.
In Him exists everything that is.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is quality rather than quantity that matters.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We are more often frightened than hurt;
and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Slavery takes hold of few, but many take hold of slavery.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man
struggling against adversity.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A great fortune is a great slavery.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca


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