"Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage, or my house when I propose to take a residence, so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life. " Epistulae Morales

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A good conscience fears no witness, but a guilty conscience is solicitous even in solitude. If we do nothing but what is honest, let all the world know it. But if otherwise, what does it signify to have nobody else know it, so long as I know it myself? Miserable is he who slights that witness.

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All art is an imitation of nature.

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An orator is a good man who is skilled in speaking. the Elder Controversiae

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An unpopular rule is never long maintained.

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Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us that injury that provokes it.

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As was his language so was his life.

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Be not too hasty either with praise or blame; speak always as though you were giving evidence before the judgement-seat of the Gods.

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Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received.

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Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.

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