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918 examples of seneca in sentences

Humanity requireth that when we undertake to reform our neighbour, we should take care not to deform him (not to discourage or displease him more than is necessary); when we would correct his manners, that we should also consider his modesty, and consult his reputation; "curam agentes," as Seneca speaketh, "non tantum salutis, sed et honestae cicatricis" (having care not only to heal the wound, but to leave a comely scar behind).

This is, perhaps, an instance of fortitude and steady composure of mind, which would have been for ever the boast of the stoick schools, and increased the reputation of Seneca or Cato.

He slew his master Seneca because he was afraid of him when he went to school.

The only tragedy of the Romans which has reached us was written by Seneca the philosopher.

Next Persius comes, born 34 A.D., the friend of Lucian and Seneca in the time of Nero, who painted the vices of his age as it was passing to that degradation which marked the reign of Domitian, when Juvenal appeared.

Seneca, the philosopher, amassed an enormous fortune.

He was twenty-three when he published the books of Seneca on Clemency, with learned commentaries.

The plot from Seneca's Thyestes.

[Seneca]; a mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one [Carlyle]; friendship is love without either flowers or veil

[Vergil]; si vis amari ama [Seneca]; the sweetest joy, the wildest woe [Bailey]. 898.

[Seneca]; vino tortus et ira [Lat.]

[Seneca]; malevolus animus abditos dentes habet

[Seneca]; culpam paena premit comes [Lat.]

[Seneca]; sera tamen tacitis paena venit pedibus

[Seneca]; He mounts the storm and walks upon the wind [Pope]; Thou great First Cause, least understood [Pope];

For, as Seneca says, there is no man but prefers belief to the exercise of judgmentunusquisque mavult credere quam judicare.

It is the silentium livoris described by Seneca.

But in regard to the present let us remember Seneca's advice, and live each day as if it were our whole life,singulas dies singulas vitas puta: let us make it as agreeable as possible, it is the only real time we have.

This is the advice given by Seneca; as he well puts it, we shall be pleased with what we have, if we avoid the self-torture of comparing our own lot with some other and happier onenostra nos sine comparatione delectent; nunquam erit felix quem torquebit felicior.

Nothing will protect us from external compulsion so much as the control of ourselves; and, as Seneca says, to submit yourself to reason is the way to make everything else submit to yousi tibi vis omnia subjicere, te subjice rationi.

Nemo potest personam diu ferre fictam, says Seneca; ficta cito in naturam suam reciduntno one can persevere long in a fictitious character; for nature will soon reassert itself.

[320]Seneca censures him, 'twas vox inquissima et stultissima, 'twas spoken like a Bedlam fool; and that sentence which the same Seneca appropriates to his father Philip and him, I apply to them all, Non minores fuere pestes mortalium quam inundatio, quam conflagratio, quibus, &c. they did as much mischief to mortal men as fire and water, those merciless elements when they rage.

" That which is more to be lamented, they are mad like Seneca's blind woman, and will not acknowledge, or seek for any cure of it, for pauci vident morbum suum, omnes amant.

" Seneca and the rest of the stoics are of opinion, that where is any the least perturbation, wisdom may not be found.

" Seneca calls that of Epicurus, magnificam vocem, an heroical speech, "A fool still begins to live," and accounts it a filthy lightness in men, every day to lay new foundations of their life, but who doth otherwise?

Plutarch extols Seneca's wit beyond all the Greeks, nulli secundus, yet Seneca saith of himself, "when I would solace myself with a fool, I reflect upon myself, and there I have him."

Plutarch extols Seneca's wit beyond all the Greeks, nulli secundus, yet Seneca saith of himself, "when I would solace myself with a fool, I reflect upon myself, and there I have him."

makes mention out of Seneca, of one Seneccio, a rich man, "that thought himself and everything else he had, great: great wife, great horses, could not abide little things, but would have great pots to drink in, great hose, and great shoes bigger than his feet.

" Epicurus and his followers, the cynics and stoics in general affirm it, Epictetus and Seneca amongst the rest, quamcunque veram esse viam ad libertatem, any way is allowable that leads to liberty, "let us give God thanks, that no man is compelled to live against his will;" quid ad hominem claustra, career, custodia?

Seneca therefore commends Cato, Dido, and Lucretia, for their generous courage in so doing, and others that voluntarily die, to avoid a greater mischief, to free themselves from misery, to save their honour, or vindicate their good name, as Cleopatra did, as Sophonisba, Syphax's wife did, Hannibal did, as Junius Brutus, as Vibius Virus, and those Campanian senators in Livy (Dec. 3. lib.

Pars sanitatis velle sanare fuit, (Seneca).

It was a chief caveat of Seneca to his friend Lucilius, that he should not alter his physician, or prescribed physic: "Nothing hinders health more; a wound can never be cured, that hath several plasters."

To preserve thine honour, health, and to avoid therefore all those inflations, torments, obstructions, crudities, and diseases that come by a full diet, the best way is to feed sparingly of one or two dishes at most, to have ventrem bene moratum, as Seneca calls it, "to choose one of many, and to feed on that alone," as Crato adviseth his patient.

7. Seneca in ludo in mortem Claudii Caesaris.

Lipsius Judic. de Seneca. 126.

Hic enim, quod Seneca de Ponto, bos herbam, ciconia larisam, canis leporem, virgo florem legat.

Hor. Seneca.

Seneca, Hipp. 1024.

Seneca. 1415.

Seneca, consol.

Seneca in Her. aeteo.

Seneca. 2367.

It is not generally known in the West that there are on the New York reservations, at the present time, more than 5,000 Indians, including about 2,700 survivors of the once great Seneca tribe.

[Sidenote:24] Seneca, however, and Rufus the prefect and some other prominent men formed a plot against Nero.

[Sidenote:25] It would be no small task to record details about most of those that perished, but the fate of Seneca needs a few words by itself.

Thus was Seneca forced to part with life in spite of the fact that he had on the pretext of illness abandoned the society of the emperor and had bestowed upon him his entire property, supposedly to help defray the expense of necessary building operations.

It is difficult to avoid the conclusion that Seneca attributed the Aetna to Vergil in ad Lucilium 79, 5: The words "Vergil's complete treatment" can hardly refer to the seven meager lines found in the third book of the Aeneid.]

Vergil uses Posidonius and Zeno as freely as the Stoic Seneca does Epicurus.]

We are told by Seneca that thousands of sheep fed upon the rough mountains behind Stabiae, and the clothier's hall and numerous fulleries of Pompeii remind us that wool-growing was an important industry of that region.

Seneca thought Modesty so great a Check to Vice, that he prescribes to us the Practice of it in Secret, and advises us to raise it in ourselves upon imaginary Occasions, when such as are real do not offer themselves; for this is the Meaning of his Precept, that when we are by ourselves, and in our greatest Solitudes, we should fancy that Cato stands before us, and sees every thing we do.

Seneca has written a Discourse purposely on this Subject, in which he takes Pains, after the Doctrine of the Stoicks, to shew that Adversity is not in itself an Evil; and mentions a noble Saying of Demetrius, That nothing would be more unhappy than a Man who had never known Affliction.

It is not likely that they found their way into the schools all at once, but in the early Empire we find them already alluded to as educational material by Seneca the elder, and we may take them as a fair example of the maxims already in use in Cicero's time, making some allowance for their superior neatness and wisdom.

His villa at Liternum on the Campanian coast is described by Seneca in his 86th epistle; it was small, and without the comforts and conveniences of the later country-house; but its real significance lies not so much in the increasing wealth that could make a residence possible without a farm attached to it, but in the growing sense of individuality that made men wish for such a retreat.

Although we are not told so explicitly, we must suppose that the same practice held good in Cicero's time; under the Empire it is familiar to all readers of Seneca or Martial, but in a form which was open to much criticism and satire.

This is told us in an amusing letter of Seneca's, who also gives a description of the bath in the villa of the elder Scipio at Liternum, which consisted of a single room without a window, and was supplied with water which was often thick after rain.

"Nesciit vivere," says Seneca, in ironical allusion to the luxury of his own day.

Seneca tells us that in his day all Rome seemed to go mad on this holiday.

Even in the time of Seneca applause was given to any words which the audience felt at once to be true and to hit the mark.

It is true, these wretched creatures generally deserved this terrible punishment; for instance, Seneca speaks of one who had the awkwardness to break a crystal vase while waiting at supper on the irascible Pollio.

He had evidently not been long in this situation before he had nibbled a part of Cicero's Orations, and eaten nearly all the index of a folio edition of Seneca in Latin, a large part of a volume of La Bruyรจre's 'Maxims' in French, and several pages of 'Cecilia.'

Mr. Moore was the son of a Seneca mother and Cherokee father, with not a drop of white blood in his veins.

SENECA, Hippol. act.

Seneca has attempted, not only to pacify us in misfortune, but almost to allure us to it, by representing it as necessary to the pleasures of the mind.

It is certain, that however the rhetorick of Seneca may have dressed adversity with extrinsick ornaments, he has justly represented it as affording some opportunities of observation, which cannot be found in continual success; he has truly asserted, that to escape misfortune is to want instruction, and that to live at ease is to live in ignorance.

Prosperity, as is truly asserted by Seneca, very much obstructs the knowledge of ourselves.

"It was the wisdom," says Seneca, "of ancient times, to consider what is most useful as most illustrious."

It happened, however, that I soon discovered how much was wanted to the completion of my knowledge, and found that, according to Seneca's remark, I had hitherto seen the world but on one side.

I've known a Seneca chief laugh for six hours on end at the torture-stake.

The Tuscan poet [Ariosto] doth advance The frantic paladin of France [Orlando Furioso]; And those more ancient [Euripides and Seneca] do enhance Alcidรชs in his fury [Herculรชs Furens]; And others, Ajax Telamon; But to this time there hath been none So bedlam as our Oberon; Of whom I dare assure you.

Seneca had said: Miscenda et alternanda sunt solitudo et frequentia.]

None of us could make much of it; but Mr. Stilton declared that the Latin pronunciation of Erasmus was probably different from ours, or that he might have learned the true Roman accent from Cicero and Seneca, with whom, doubtless, he was now on intimate terms.

"Seneca's Morals, p. 267.

"You managed our patrimony in such wise," writes Seneca to his mother, "that you exerted yourself as if it were yours and yet abstained from it as if it belonged to others."

Seneca addresses a Dialogue on Consolation to one Marcia; such an idea would have made the hair of any Athenian gentleman in the time of Socrates stand on end.

For Livia's great influence over Augustus see Seneca, de Clementia, i, 9, 6.

Great admiration expressed for Paulina, wife of Seneca, who opened her veins to accompany her husband in deathTacitus, Annals, xv, 63, 64.

Seneca, Ep., 94: Scis improbum esse qui ab uxore pudicitiam exigit, ipse alienarum corruptor uxorum.

Seneca? Landor.

He was, like our own Bacon, hard-hearted and hypocritical, as to his literary merits, Caligula, the excellent emperor and critic, (who made sundry efforts to extirpate the writings of Homer and Virgil,) spoke justly and admirably when he compared the sentences of Seneca to lime without sand.

At last he said: "I have also read in these same Gestes how Seneca mentions that in poisoned bodies, on account of the malignancy and the coldness of the poison, no worm will engender; but if the body be smitten by lightning, in a few days the carcass will abound with vermin.

To the men who wrote the book, Jesus was not a Socrates or a Seneca, a Martin Luther or an Abraham Lincoln.


SEE Seneca Indian myths.

SENECA INDIAN MYTHS, by Jeremiah Curtin.

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R72452, 4Jan51, Pasquale Seneca (A) SERGEL, ROGER L. Arlie Gelston.

The Iroquois Seneca women could chase lazy husbands from the premises, and could even depose a chief.

For, as Seneca says, "Unusquisque mavult credere, quam judicare.

Returning from Europe in the autumn of 1883, after visiting a large circle of relatives and friends, I spent six weeks with my cousin, Elizabeth Smith Miller, at her home at Geneva, on Seneca Lake.

In her beautiful home on Seneca Lake, one is always sure to meet some of the most charming representatives of the progressive thought of our times.

Then there is none of the ancient moralists to whom the modern, from Montaigne, Charron, Ralegh, Bacon, downwards, owe more than to Seneca.

Seneca has no spark of the kindly warmth of Horace; he has not the animation of Plutarch; he abounds too much in the artificial and extravagant paradoxes of the Stoics.

All through the ages men tossed in the beating waves of circumstance have found more abundantly in the essays and letters of Seneca than in any other secular writer words of good counsel and comfort.

Seneca has written a Discourse purposely on this Subject, in which he takes Pains, after the Doctrine of the Stoicks, to shew that Adversity is not in itself an Evil; and mentions a noble Saying of Demetrius, That nothing would be more unhappy than a Man who had never known Affliction.

Seneca and Montaigne are Patterns for Writing in this last kind, as Tully and Aristotle excel in the other.

There is more of Turn than of Truth in a Saying of Seneca, That Drunkenness does not produce but discover Faults.

The Light of Nature could direct Seneca to this Doctrine, in a very remarkable Passage among his Epistles: Sacer inest in nobis spiritus bonorum malorumque custos, et Observator, et quemadmodum nos illum tractamus, ita et ille nos .

Sir Philip Sydney says, "Gorboduc is full of stately speeches and well sounding phrases, climbing up to the height of Seneca his style, and as full of notable morality, which it doth most delightfully teach, and thereby obtain the very end of poetry."]

In like manner, Sir Robert unfortunately banters our author for drawing from Seneca an instance of a lofty mode of expressing so ordinary a thing as shutting a door[A], instead of giving an example to the same effect in English.

And Seneca says, of course jestingly, that a Sybarite of the name of Smyrndiride was unable to sleep if one of the rose-petals on his bed happened to be curled!