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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

Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.



Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.



Translation

Translation

(German, French, Latin)



German
Genieß die gegenwärtigen Freuden so, dass du den zukünftigen nicht schadest.

French
Usez des voluptés présentes de manière à ne pas nuire aux voluptés futures.

Latin
Sic præsentibus utaris voluptatibus ut futuris non noceas.




See also 

See also...



He has what he desires who can limit his desires to what is enough.

Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.





Quotes for: present


Quotes

Quotes about the present:


Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.





In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.





The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.





The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.





Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.





Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.











Quotes for: future


Quotes

Quotes about the future:


Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.





As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.





Man is the future of man.





The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.





The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.





Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.











Quotes for: pleasure


Quotes

Quotes about pleasure:


Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.





If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.





There is no sweeter pleasure than to surprise a man by giving him more than he hopes for.





The fruits of labor are the sweetest of all pleasures.





The pleasure from hard effort is the sweetest.





We must observe that in each one of us there are two ruling and leading principles, which we follow whithersoever they lead; one is the innate desire for pleasures, the other an acquired opinion which strives for the best. These two sometimes agree within us and are sometimes in strife; and sometimes one, and sometimes the other has the greater power.











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.





It takes the whole of life to learn how to live.





Let the other side be heard as well.
Seneca  












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