Home
logo
English German French
language
Seneca

Quote of Seneca - Yet it is better to accept...


Biography - Seneca:

Roman Stoic philosopher and statesman (Approximate years of birth and death).
Born: -4 - Died: 65
Period:
1st century
1st century BC
Place of birth: Spain
Spain

Yet it is better to accept public morals and human vices calmly without bursting into either laughter or tears.




Translation

Translation

(French, German, Latin)



French
Mais le plus sage sera d'accepter tranquillement les mœurs communes et les vices des hommes sans se laisser aller ni aux rires ni aux larmes.

German
Aber besser ist es, die allgemeine Sittlichkeit und die Schwächen der Menschen friedlich hinzunehmen und dabei weder in Lachen noch in Weinen auszubrechen.

Latin
Sed satius est publicos mores et humana vitia placide accipere, nec in risum nec in lacrimas excidentem.




See also 

See also...



I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.

In all things it is better to hope than to despair.




Quotes for: vice


Quotes

Quotes for: vice


Ingratitude is the mother of all vice.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

There is only one vice of which no-one boasts - ingratitude.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

From the faults of another a wise man will correct his own.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

O philosophy, life’s guide! O searcher-out of virtue and expeller of vices! What could we and every age of men have been without thee? Thou hast produced cities; thou hast called men scattered about into the social enjoyment of life.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote







Quotes for: laughter


Quotes

Quotes for: laughter


We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

The most completely lost of all days is that on which one has not laughed.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

A day without laughter is a day wasted.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

To laugh is proper to man.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote







Quotes for: Man


Quotes

Quotes about man, all human beings:


No man is weak by choice.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

Man is the future of man.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Translations available
facebook twitter linkedin



View quote







Quotes

Seneca also said...


A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
facebook twitter linkedin




View quote
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
facebook twitter linkedin




View quote
A great part of progress consists in the desire to make progress.
facebook twitter linkedin




View quote
The language of truth is simple.
facebook twitter linkedin




View quote
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
facebook twitter linkedin




View quote
Let the other side be heard as well.
facebook twitter linkedin




View quote







info   A quotation is a statement taken out of its context. Therefore, it is necessary to place any quotation within its author's work and its historical, geographical or philosophical context in order to fully understand its meaning. | The quotations stated on this site express their authors' opinion and do not reflect that of Buboquote.com


info   Image attribution:  title, author, license and source of the original file on Wikipedia. Modifications: changes have been made from the original file (cropping, resizing, renaming and color change).



logo

 Subscribe to the quote of the day email

Subscribe to the Quote of the Day to receive a quote every day in your inbox. It is spam-free and you can unsubscribe at any time. Subscribe to the quote of the day email