Saturday, September 14, 2013

Wisdom on Time


Make yourself believe the truth of my words—that certain moments are torn from us, that some are gently removed, and that others glide beyond our reach.
~Seneca
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Towards the end of his 69 years, Roman Stoic philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca wrote numerous insightful letters to his friend, Lucilius Junior, in which he offered often invaluable advice relating to a wide range of issues. In 65 AD, the year of Seneca's death, 124 of these missives were published under the title Epistulae morales ad Lucilium (Moral Epistles to Lucilius). The first of these fantastic letters on the subject of saving time.

16 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing that info. We're never too old to learn new stuff.

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  2. So much to [fill in the blank]; so little time.

    Never enough.

    The concept of time, scientifically and philosophically, boggles my mond.

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  3. Some of the most wonderful philosophical quotes out there are from Seneca. That's a good one, and very true.

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  4. That is so very true. I'm going to think on that one all day.

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  5. That is a great quote. And the pictures of Angel Abby are lovely as well.

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  6. That quote definitely fits with those beautiful images of Abby. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  7. That was good, we love that one!

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  8. I was quoting another Roman at my other blog yesterday and it's reassuring how ancient wisdom prevails. Purrs on this sacred day. We're not visiting much.

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  9. Beautiful, beautiful pictures of dearest Abby. Amazing how those words said so long ago still apply. Timeless.

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  10. I've seen some of those quotes, all very wise in their simplicity.

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  11. Those are such true words and we sure like them. Take care.

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  12. So beautiful.
    Thank you for the back story on such moving words.
    xxoo

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  13. your quotes and the meaning behind them are always my favorites. They touch my soul.

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