Seneca Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Seneca quotes and Seneca sayings, and Seneca proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Life is neither a good nor an evil: it is a field for good and evil"

"There are more people abusive to others than lie open to abuse themselves; but the humor goes round, and he that laughs at me to-day will have somebody to laugh at him to-morrow."

"He who is sorry for having sinned is almost innocent."

"Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment."

"Injustice never rules forever."

"We should give as we would receive: cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers."

"The voice of flattery affects us after it has ceased, just as after a concert men find some agreeable air ringing in their ears to the exclusion of all serious business."

"A man’s as miserable as he thinks he is."

"There is no delight in owning anything unshared."

"Even journey has an end."

"Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body."

"There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it."

"If you would judge, understand."

"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult."

"It is quality rather than quantity that matters."

"The mind is never right but when it is at peace within itself."

"The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one."

"The mind should be allowed some relaxation, that it may return to its work all the better for the rest."

"When one has lost a friend one’s eyes should be neither dry nor streaming. Tears, yes, there should be, but not lamentation."

"If one does not know to which port is sailing, no wind is favorable."

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."

"A great step towards independence is a good-humored stomach, one that is willing to endure rough treatment."

"No one can have all he wants, but a man can refrain from wanting what he has not, and cheerfully make the best of a bird in the hand."

"To be everywhere is to be nowhere."

"Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own."

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end."

"We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality."

"If you judge, investigate."

"You are your choices."

"For greed all nature is too little."

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