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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


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





Ingratitude is the mother of all vice.





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





Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.





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





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.











Quotes for: laughter


Quotes

Quotes for: laughter


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





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





A day without laughter is a day wasted.





It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.





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





Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.











Quotes for: Man


Quotes

Quotes about man, all human beings:


No man is weak by choice.





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





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





Man is the future of man.





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





I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.











Quotes

Seneca also said...


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





A great part of progress consists in the desire to make progress.





The language of truth is simple.





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





Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
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It takes the whole of life to learn how to live.












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