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HARM NOCERE NOXA ABNOXIOUS POTENTIAL POTENT PODER NERO CLAUDIUS SUICIDE STOIC


Ad nocendum potentes sumus.
We all have power to do harm.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca  C. 4. B.C. - 65 A.D. 

Note: A second son of Senca the Elder. A stoic philosopher banished by Emperor Claudius to Corsica and brought back by his student Nero in 49 A.D. who forced him to commit suicide 16 years later. Apparently, Montaigne plagiarized much of Senecas ideas on morality in his own Essays.

 

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