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Mens regnum bona possidet - An honest heart is a kingdom in itsellf. (Seneca) Be great in act, as you have been in thought.

William Shakespeare I am not bound to please thee with my answers. William Shakespeare Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none. William Shakespeare 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind. Lucius Annaeus Seneca If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable. Lucius Annaeus Seneca If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail. Lucius Annaeus Seneca If you judge, investigate. Lucius Annaeus Seneca If you wished to be loved, love. Lucius Annaeus Seneca If you would judge, understand. Lucius Annaeus Seneca Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence, but wise men see it beyond both existence and non-existence to something that transcends them both; this is an observation of the Middle Way. Lucius Annaeus Seneca In war there is no prize for runner-up. Lucius Annaeus Seneca In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence of arms on Divine guidance, he no longer deserves victory. Lucius Annaeus Seneca It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness. Lucius Annaeus Seneca It is another's fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do not give. To find one thankful man, I will oblige a great many that are not so. Lucius Annaeus Seneca It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing. Lucius Annaeus Seneca It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. Lucius Annaeus Seneca It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. Lucius Annaeus Seneca It is quality rather than quantity that matters. Lucius Annaeus Seneca It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence. Lucius Annaeus Seneca It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters. Lucius Annaeus Seneca It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess. Lucius Annaeus Seneca It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god It makes a great deal of difference whether one wills not to sin or has not the knowledge to sin. Lucius Annaeus Seneca It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It's because we dare not venture that they are difficult. Lucius Annaeus Seneca Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands. Lucius Annaeus Seneca Life is the fire that burns and the sun that gives light. Life is the wind and the rain and the thunder in the sky. Life is matter and is earth, what is and what is not, and what beyond is in Eternity. Lucius Annaeus Seneca Life is warfare. Lucius Annaeus Seneca Life, if well lived, is long enough. Lucius Annaeus Seneca Life's like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters. Lucius Annaeus Seneca Light troubles speak; the weighty are struck dumb. Lucius Annaeus Seneca Love in its essence is spiritual fire. Lucius Annaeus Seneca May be is very well, but Must is the master. It is my duty to show justice without recompense. Lucius Annaeus Seneca Modesty forbids what the law does not.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. Lucius Annaeus Seneca Night brings our troubles to the light, rather than banishes them. Lucius Annaeus Seneca No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline. Lucius Annaeus Seneca No man enjoys the true taste of life, but he who is ready and willing to quit it. Lucius Annaeus Seneca No man was ever wise by chance. Lucius Annaeus Seneca No one can be happy who has been thrust outside the pale of truth. And there are two ways that one can be removed from this realm: by lying, or by being lied to. Lucius Annaeus Seneca No one is laughable who laughs at himself. Lucius Annaeus Seneca No untroubled day has ever dawned for me. Lucius Annaeus Seneca Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.

When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take - choose the bolder. Ezra Pound You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give. E.O. Wilson To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there. Kofi Annan "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage." -- Javan "Those who would sacrifice liberty for security, deserve neither." -- Benjamin Franklin