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Seneca starší

Datum narození: 54 př. n. l.
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca, známý jako Seneca starší., byl římský řečník, právník a spisovatel, otec známějšího Seneky mladšího.

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Citáty Seneca starší

„Ženský jazyk může smlčet jen to, o čem neví.“

—  Seneca starší
(la) Mulieris linqua id solum potest tacere quod nescit.

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„The whole world would have been destroyed if compassion did not put an end to anger.“

—  Marcus Annaeus Seneca
Controversiae, Perierat totus orbis, nisi iram finiret misericordia. Book I, Chapter I; slightly modified translation from Michael Winterbottom, Declamations of the Elder Seneca (London: Heinemann, 1974) vol. 1 p. 33

„He that is a friend to himself, is a friend to all mankind.“

—  Marcus Annaeus Seneca
Misattributed, Derived from Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium; Epistle VI of Seneca the Younger: "I shall tell you what pleased me today in the writings of Hecato; it is these words: 'What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself.' That was indeed a great benefit; such a person can never be alone. You may be sure that such a man is a friend to all mankind." ["Interim quoniam diurnam tibi mercedulam debeo, quid me hodie apud Hecatonem delectaverit dicam. 'Quaeris' inquit 'quid profecerim? amicus esse mihi coepi.' Multum profecit: numquam erit solus. Scito esse hunc amicum omnibus."]

„If you wish to be loved, love.“

—  Marcus Annaeus Seneca
Misattributed, Si vis amari, ama. From Hecato, as quoted by Seneca the Younger in Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium; Epistle IX

„All things Death claims. To perish is not doom, but law.“

—  Marcus Annaeus Seneca
Misattributed, Omnia mors poscit. Lex est, non poena, perire. From Epigrammata: De Qualitate Temporis 7, 7 as quoted in L. De Mauri, Angelo Paredi, Gabriele Nepi, 5000 proverbi e motti latini https://books.google.gr/books?id=hjiMpXCMCvsC&printsec=, Hoepli Editore, 1995, p. 384 and Hubertus Kudla, Lexikon der lateinischen Zitate https://books.google.gr/books?id=2Vtf_GVrdbgC&dq=, C. H. Beck, 2007, p. 416. The full text can be found in Anthologia Latina I, fasc. 1 (Walter de Gruyter, 1982) https://books.google.gr/books?id=PHWq0avQcGIC&pg=, ed. by D. R. Shackleton Bailey, p. 164. Harold Edgeworth Butler ( Post-Augustan Poetry: From Seneca to Juvenal https://books.google.gr/books?id=2gR48lrVJ-cC&dq=, Library of Alexandria, 1969, ch. 2, sec. 2) attributes De Qualitate Temporis to Seneca the Younger.

„Of a great spirit is moderation in prosperity.“

—  Marcus Annaeus Seneca
Magni pectoris est inter secunda moderatio. Suasoriae; Chapter I

„It is wrong not to give a hand to the fallen; this law is universal to the whole human race.“

—  Marcus Annaeus Seneca
Controversiae, Iniquum est conlapsis manum non porrigere; commune hoc ius generis humani est. Book I, Chapter I; slightly modified translation from Norman T. Pratt Seneca's Drama (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1983) p. 140

„What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.“

—  Marcus Annaeus Seneca
Misattributed, Quid enim refert, quantum habeas? multo illud plus est, quod non habes. Aulus Gellius, Noctes Atticae, bk. 12, ch. 2, sect. 13; translation from Riad Aziz Kassis The Book of Proverbs and Arabic Proverbial Works (Leiden: Brill, 1999) p. 159.

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„Let us live – we must die.“

—  Marcus Annaeus Seneca
Controversiae, Vivamus, moriendum est. Book II, Chapter VI; translation from Michael Winterbottom, Declamations of the Elder Seneca (London: Heinemann, 1974) vol. 1 p. 349 Note: Some editions of Seneca prefer the reading Bibamus, moriendum est (Let us drink – we must die).

„Some laws are not written, but are more decisive than any written law.“

—  Marcus Annaeus Seneca
Controversiae, Quædam iura non scripta, sed omnibus scriptis certiora sunt. Book I, Chapter I; slightly modified translation from Norman T. Pratt Seneca's Drama (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1983) p. 140

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