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Quote of Seneca - Let us see to it that...


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

Let us see to it that all time belongs to us. This, however, cannot be unless first of all our own selves begin to belong to us.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Faisons que tout notre temps soit pour nous : il ne nous appartiendra que si nous commençons à nous appartenir.

German
Arbeiten wir darauf hin, dass all unsere Zeit uns gehört. Das wird aber nicht der Fall sein, wenn wir nicht vorher unser Bestreben darauf richten, uns selbst zu gehören.




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What I propose, therefore, is very simple: it is nothing more than to think what we are doing.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.




Quotes for: time


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It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.
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What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.
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Quotes for: oneself


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Quotes about oneself:


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
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A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
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To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
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If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
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A great part of progress consists in the desire to make progress.
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The language of truth is simple.
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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
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Let the other side be heard as well.
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