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We Dare Not Venture

Business lessons from Lucius Annaeus Seneca.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (also known as Seneca, or Seneca the Younger) was a Roman statesman who lived from 4BC to 65AD. Seneca was also a writer, philosopher, tutor, and adviser to Emperor Nero… Seneca’s written works were favorites of Ralph Waldo Emerson, John of Salisbury, Erasmus, and others.

Here are a few nuggets of wisdom mined from Seneca’s works:
all applicable to realty, business, and life today

– It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.

– The greatest remedy for anger is delay.

– Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.

– If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.

– It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.

– Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.

– Great men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.

– It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor.

– Happy is the man who can endure the highest and lowest fortune. He who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity has deprived misfortune of its power.

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