Zitat des Tages von Lucius Annaeus Seneca:
Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last.
The wish for healing has always been half of health.
It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.
Life's like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.
No man was ever wise by chance.
So live with men as if God saw you and speak to God, as if men heard you.
It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
The way is long if one follows precepts, but short... if one follows patterns.
Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.
Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough.
I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
Shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other; yet do not devote yourself to one branch exclusively. Strive to get clear notions about all. Give up no science entirely; for science is but one.
All cruelty springs from weakness.
It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god.
Success consecrates the most offensive crimes.
When we are well, we all have good advice for those who are ill.
Nothing is void of God, his work is everywhere his full of himself.
When I think over what I have said, I envy dumb people.
Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names of the one and selfsame God.
It is another's fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do not give. To find one thankful man, I will oblige a great many that are not so.
If you would judge, understand.
If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail.
Every guilty person is his own hangman.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.
As long as you live, keep learning how to live.
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.
It makes a great deal of difference whether one wills not to sin or has not the knowledge to sin.
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it.