"Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones."
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(4 B.C.-A.D. 65) Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, "Seneca the Younger"
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When Seneca refers to "future ones", is "future ones" a reference to future individuals or a reference to future pleasures?

It works either way.
 -- anonymous     
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    Liberty with moral constraint.
     -- Ron w13, Or     
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    A quote from a former pro golfer. " Don't worry and don't hurry, we are only here for a short visit, and don't forget to smell the flowers".
     -- jim k, austin tx     
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    I like it Jim, and the flowers are popping this spring !
    That's also why, the priest had no furniture in his house.
     -- Ron w13, Or     
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    It's a law of karma. "That man is happiest whose pleasures are cheap." (Thoreau)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Our government spends and enjoys now. Leave the tab for the next generation.
     -- cal, Lewisville, TX     
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    I do not agree with all of his views, Passiveness never guards the door !! That is ( Thoreau ) of course.
     -- Ron w13, Or     
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