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Type: Philosopher
Nationality: Roman
Date of Birth: 4 BC
Date of Death: 65 AD


 

Seneca Quotes > A man who suffers before it...

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A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.
Seneca
About: Suffering

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