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[Quote No.7615] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"As the soil, however rich it may be, cannot be productive without cultivation, so the mind without culture can never produce good fruit. " - Seneca

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[Quote No.13903] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"As the soil, however rich it may be, cannot be productive without culture, so the mind without cultivation can never produce good fruit." - Seneca

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[Quote No.14034] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Philosophy is the art and law of life, and it teaches us what to do in all cases, and, like good marksmen, to hit the white at any distance." - Seneca

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[Quote No.14086] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"He that lays down precepts for the government of our lives and moderating our passions obliges human nature, not only in the present, but in all succeeding generations." - Seneca

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[Quote No.14087] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Precepts or maxims are of great weight; and a few useful ones at hand do more toward a happy life than whole volumes that we know not where to find." - Seneca

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[Quote No.14442] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Philosophy does not regard pedigree. She did not receive Plato as a noble, but made him so." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(4 B.C. - 65 A.D.) Roman stoic philosopher
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[Quote No.15891] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Men trust rather to their eyes than to their ears. The effect of precepts is, therefore, slow and tedious, while that of examples is summary and effectual." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(4 B.C. - 65 A.D.) Roman stoic philosopher
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[Quote No.18364] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Precepts or maxims are of great weight; and a few useful ones at hand do more toward a happy life than whole volumes that we know not where to find." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(4 B.C. - 65 A.D.) Roman stoic philosopher
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[Quote No.18458] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"As the soil, however rich it may be, cannot be productive without culture, so the mind without cultivation can never produce good fruit." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(4 B.C. - 65 A.D.) Roman stoic philosopher
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[Quote No.18934] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Philosophy is the art and law of life, and it teaches us what to do in all cases, and, like good marksmen, to hit the white at any distance." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(4 B.C. - 65 A.D.) Roman stoic philosopher
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[Quote No.19172] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"He that lays down precepts for the government of our lives and moderating our passions obliges human nature not only in the present but also in all succeeding generations." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(4 B.C. - 65 A.D.) Roman stoic philosopher
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[Quote No.19173] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Precepts are the rules by which we ought to square our lives. When they are contracted into sentences, they strike the affections..." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(4 B.C. - 65 A.D.) Roman stoic philosopher
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[Quote No.19688] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"A thing is never too often repeated which is never sufficiently learned." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(4 B.C. - 65 A.D.) Roman stoic philosopher
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[Quote No.20261] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"If you devote your time to study, you will avoid all the irksomeness of this life, nor will you long for the approach of night, being tired of the day; nor will you be a burden to yourself, nor your society insupportable to others." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(4 B.C. - 65 A.D.) Roman stoic philosopher
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[Quote No.20262] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some one talent. Yet do not devote yourself to one branch exclusively." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(4 B.C. - 65 A.D.) Roman stoic philosopher
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[Quote No.24797] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Desultory [random] reading is delightful, but to be beneficial, our reading must be carefully directed." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(3 BC - 65 AD)
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[Quote No.24799] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"It does not matter how many books you may have, but whether they are good or not." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(3 BC - 65 AD), a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist; from his 'Epistolae Morale'
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[Quote No.27601] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Desultory reading is delightful, but to be beneficial, our reading must be carefully directed." - Seneca

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[Quote No.28595] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"It is rash to condemn where you are ignorant." - Seneca

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[Quote No.28605] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"The arts are the servant; wisdom its master." - Seneca

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[Quote No.28609] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"The path of precept is long, that of example short and effectual." - Seneca

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[Quote No.29250] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"We do not learn for school, but for life." - Seneca

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[Quote No.30953] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Luck is what happens when preparation [education and other resources] meets opportunity." - Seneca

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[Quote No.32542] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"The appearances of things are deceptive." - Seneca

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[Quote No.32556] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Ignorance is the cause of fear." - Seneca

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[Quote No.45651] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"The road to learning by precept is long, but by example short and effective." - Seneca

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[Quote No.46235] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"The most important knowledge [wisdom] is that which guides the way you lead your life." - Seneca

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[Quote No.46645] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"As long as you live, keep learning how to live." - Seneca

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[Quote No.47852] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[Be sceptical until proven justified:] Every man prefers belief to the exercise [and effort] of judgment." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(4 B.C. - A.D. 65) Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist.
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[Quote No.51784] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"As long as you live, keep learning how to live." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(4 B.C. - A.D. 65) Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist
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[Quote No.56729] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Of all people only those are at leisure [ease] who make time for philosophy [the love of ideas, knowledge and wisdom], only those are really alive. For they not only keep a good watch over their own lifetimes, but they annex every age to theirs. All the years that have passed before them are added to their own. Unless we are very ungrateful, all those distinguished founders of holy creeds were born for us and prepared for us a way of life. By the toil of others we are led into the presence of things which have been brought from darkness into light. ... From them you can take whatever you wish: it will not be their fault if you do not take your fill from them. What happiness, what a fine old age awaits the man who has made himself a client of these! He will have friends whose advice he can ask on the most important or the most trivial matters, whom he can consult daily about himself, who will tell him the truth without insulting him and praise him without flattery, who will offer him a pattern on which to model himself. ... We are in the habit of saying that it was not in our power to choose the parents [guides] who were allotted to us, that they were given to us by chance. But we can choose whose children [disciples] we would like to be. There are households of the noblest intellects [philosophers]: choose the one into which you wish to be adopted, and you will inherit not only their name but their [intellectual] property too. Nor will this property need to be guarded meanly or grudgingly: the more it is shared out, the greater it will become. These will offer you a path to immortality and raise you to a point from which no one is cast down. This is the only way to prolong mortality - even to convert it to immortality." - Seneca
(4 BC - 65 AD), Roman philosopher. Quote from his treatise 'On the Shortness of Life'.
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[Quote No.58149] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Learning how to live takes a whole life..." - Seneca

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[Quote No.58150] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Of all people only those are at leisure who make time for philosophy, only those are really alive. For they not only keep a good watch over their own lifetimes, but they annex every age to theirs. All the years that have passed before them are added to their own. Unless we are very ungrateful, all those distinguished founders of holy creeds were born for us and prepared for us a way of life. By the toil of others we are led into the presence of things which have been brought from darkness into light. ... From them you can take whatever you wish: it will not be their fault if you do not take your fill from them. What happiness, what a fine old age awaits the man who has made himself a client of these! He will have friends whose advice he can ask on the most important or the most trivial matters, whom he can consult daily about himself, who will tell him the truth without insulting him and praise him without flattery, who will offer him a pattern on which to model himself." - Seneca

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[Quote No.58714] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Of all people only those are at leisure who make time for philosophy, only those are really alive. For they not only keep a good watch over their own lifetimes, but they annex every age to theirs. All the years that have passed before them are added to their own. Unless we are very ungrateful, all those distinguished founders of holy creeds were born for us and prepared for us a way of life. By the toil of others we are led into the presence of things which have been brought from darkness into light. ... From them you can take whatever you wish: it will not be their fault if you do not take your fill from them. What happiness, what a fine old age awaits the man who has made himself a client of these! He will have friends whose advice he can ask on the most important or the most trivial matters, whom he can consult daily about himself, who will tell him the truth without insulting him and praise him without flattery, who will offer him a pattern on which to model himself. ... We are in the habit of saying that it was not in our power to choose the parents who were allotted to us, that they were given to us by chance. But we can choose whose children we would like to be. There are households of the noblest intellects: choose the one into which you wish to be adopted, and you will inherit not only their name but their property too. Nor will this property need to be guarded meanly or grudgingly: the more it is shared out, the greater it will become. These will offer you a path to immortality and raise you to a point from which no one is cast down. This is the only way to prolong mortality - even to convert it to immortality." - Seneca
Quotes from his book, 'On the Shortness of Life'.
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[Quote No.60509] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"As long as you live, keep learning how to live [life-skills]. " - Seneca

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[Quote No.60621] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[Life-skills:] As long as you live, keep learning how to live." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(4 B.C. - A.D. 65) Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist.
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[Quote No.61047] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"You must know for which harbor you are headed if you are to catch the right wind to take you there." - Seneca

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[Quote No.8271] Need Area: Mind > Plan
"Our plans miscarry if they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind. " - Seneca

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[Quote No.18506] Need Area: Mind > Plan
"Everything that exceeds the bounds of [wise] moderation has an unstable foundation." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(4 B.C. - 65 A.D.) Roman stoic philosopher
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[Quote No.20202] Need Area: Mind > Plan
"There is no man so miserable as he that is at a loss how to use his time." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(4 B.C. - 65 A.D.) Roman stoic philosopher
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[Quote No.27685] Need Area: Mind > Plan
"Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind." - Seneca

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[Quote No.30265] Need Area: Mind > Plan
"We all sorely complain of the shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are either spent in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. [We need to use our limited time better and the way to do that is by better planning the use of our time.]" - Seneca
(BC 3 - 65 AD), Roman philosopher, dramatist and statesman.
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[Quote No.56730] Need Area: Mind > Plan
"[Treat time as a precious, irreplaceable resource:] It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. But when it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no good activity, we are forced at last by death's final constraint to realize that it has passed away before we knew it was passing. So it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it... Life is long if you know how to use it. ... People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as it comes to squandering time they are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy. ... You are living as if destined to live for ever; your own frailty never occurs to you; you don't notice how much time has already passed, but squander it as though you had a full and overflowing supply - though all the while that very day which you are devoting to somebody or something may be your last. You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire... How late it is to begin really to live just when life must end! How stupid to forget our mortality, and put off sensible plans to our fiftieth and sixtieth years, aiming to begin life from a point at which few have arrived!" - Seneca
(4 BC - 65 AD), Roman philosopher. Quote from his treatise 'On the Shortness of Life'.
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"People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as it comes to squandering time they are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy." - Seneca

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[Quote No.58502] Need Area: Mind > Plan
"[Start with the end in mind:] Our plans miscarry if they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind." - Seneca

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"People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as it comes to squandering time they are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy. " - Seneca

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"[As you prioritise the use of your limited money do the same with your limited time:] No person hands out their money to passers-by, but to how many do each of us hand out our lives! We're tight-fisted with property and money, yet think too little of wasting time, the one thing about which we should all be the toughest misers." - Seneca
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"Apply reason to difficulties; harsh circumstances can be softened, narrow limits can be widened, and burdensome things can be made to press less severely on those who bear them cleverly!" - Seneca

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[Quote No.14209] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"Our lives are either spent in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end to them. [Make your time count by focusing on what is most important to you next.]" - Seneca

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[Quote No.18459] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(4 B.C. - 65 A.D.) Roman stoic philosopher
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