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Frederic William Farrar
Born (1831-08-07)7 August 1831
Bombay, India
Died 22 March 1903(1903-03-22) (aged 71)
Canterbury, Kent, England
Occupation Cleric, writer
Nationality English
Alma mater

King’s College London
Trinity College, Cambridge

Period 19th century
Genre Theology, children’s literature

There was living in the palace at this time a brother of the great Germanicus, and consequently an uncle of the late emperor, whose name was Claudius Caesar.
Frederic William Farrar
Whether the prayer of Seneca was granted we do not know; but, as we do not again hear of Marcus, it is probable that he died before his father, and that the line of Seneca, like that of so many great men, became extinct in the second generation.
Frederic William Farrar
For although Claudius had been accused of gambling and drunkenness, not only were no worse sins laid to his charge, but he had successfully established some claim to being considered a learned man.
Frederic William Farrar
There is only one real failure in life that is possible, and that is, not to be true to the best one knows.
Frederic William Farrar
Man's liberty ends, and it ought to end, when that liberty becomes the curse of its neighbors.
Frederic William Farrar
If ever I want to amuse myself with an idiot, I have not far to look for one. I laugh at myself.
Frederic William Farrar
But in the life of every man there are influences of a far more real and penetrating character than those which come through the medium of schools or teachers.
Frederic William Farrar
The decision of such judges as Claudius and his Senate is worth very little in the question of a man's innocence or guilt; but the sentence was that Seneca should be banished to the island of Corsica.
Frederic William Farrar
Seneca brings vividly before us a picture of the various scholars assembled in a school of the philosophers.
Frederic William Farrar
No man can pass into eternity, for he is already in it.