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But in the life of every man there are influences of a far more real and penetrating character than those which come through the medium of schools or teachers.
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For although Claudius had been accused of gambling and drunkenness, not only were no worse sins laid to his charge, but he had successfully established some claim to being considered a learned man.
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If ever I want to amuse myself with an idiot, I have not far to look for one. I laugh at myself.
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It appears to be uncertain whether the journey of Mary with her husband was obligatory or voluntary. Women were liable to a capitation tax, if this enrolment also involved taxation.
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Man's liberty ends, and it ought to end, when that liberty becomes the curse of its neighbors.
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No man can pass into eternity, for he is already in it.
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Seneca brings vividly before us a picture of the various scholars assembled in a school of the philosophers.
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Seneca was about two years old when he was carried to Rome in his nurse's arms. Like many other men who have succeeded in attaining eminence, he suffered much from ill-health in his early years.
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Seneca, as one of the most enlightened men of his age, should have aimed at a character which would have been above the possibility of suspicion: but we must remember that charges such as those which were brought against him were the easiest of all to make, and the most impossible to refute.
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Such words fall to often on our cold and careless ears with the triteness of long familiarity; but to Octavia . . . they seemed to be written in sunbeams.
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The decision of such judges as Claudius and his Senate is worth very little in the question of a man's innocence or guilt; but the sentence was that Seneca should be banished to the island of Corsica.
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The philosophic teaching which even from boyhood exercised a powerful fascination on the eager soul of Seneca was at least something better than this; and more than one of his philosophic teachers succeeded in winning his warm affection, and in moulding the principles and habits of his life.
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The visitor to the ruins of Pompeii may still see in her temple the statue of Isis, through whose open lips the gaping worshippers heard the murmured answers they came to seek.
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There is only one real failure in life that is possible, and that is, not to be true to the best one knows.
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There was living in the palace at this time a brother of the great Germanicus, and consequently an uncle of the late emperor, whose name was Claudius Caesar.
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Whether the prayer of Seneca was granted we do not know; but, as we do not again hear of Marcus, it is probable that he died before his father, and that the line of Seneca, like that of so many great men, became extinct in the second generation.
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