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


 

Seneca Quotes > No man enjoys the true taste...

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No man enjoys the true taste of life, but he who is ready and willing to quit it.
Seneca
About: Life

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