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Seneca Quotes

Seneca Quotes – 25 The Best Ones

“Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”
— Seneca

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”
— Seneca

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
— Seneca

“All cruelty springs from weakness.”
— Seneca (Seneca’s Morals: Of a Happy Life, Benefits, Anger and Clemency)

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.”
— Seneca

“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.”
— Seneca

“As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.”
— Seneca

“Hang on to your youthful enthusiasms — you’ll be able to use them better when you’re older.”
— Seneca

“The time will come when diligent research over long periods will bring to light things which now lie hidden. A single lifetime, even though entirely devoted to the sky, would not be enough for the investigation of so vast a subject… And so this knowledge will be unfolded only through long successive ages. There will come a time when our descendants will be amazed that we did not know things that are so plain to them… Many discoveries are reserved for ages still to come, when memory of us will have been effaced.”
— Seneca (Natural Questions)

“Non est ad astra mollis e terris via” – “There is no easy way from the earth to the stars”
— Seneca

“It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable.”
— Seneca (The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca: Essays and Letters)

“Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.”
— Seneca

“You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire”
— Seneca (On the Shortness of Life)

“If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.”
— Seneca

“He who is brave is free”
— Seneca

“It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. ”
— Seneca

“No man was ever wise by chance”
— Seneca

“It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much. … The life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully.”
— Seneca (On the Shortness of Life)

“I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.”
— Seneca

“They lose the day in expectation of the night, and the night in fear of the dawn.”
— Seneca (On the Shortness of Life)

“He suffers more than necessary, who suffers before it is necessary.”
— Seneca

“Life is like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.”
— Seneca

“For what prevents us from saying that the happy life is to have a mind that is free, lofty, fearless and steadfast – a mind that is placed beyond the reach of fear, beyond the reach of desire, that counts virtue the only good, baseness the only evil, and all else but a worthless mass of things, which come and go without increasing or diminishing the highest good, and neither subtract any part from the happy life nor add any part to it?
A man thus grounded must, whether he wills or not, necessarily be attended by constant cheerfulness and a joy that is deep and issues from deep within, since he finds delight in his own resources, and desires no joys greater than his inner joys.”
— Seneca (The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca: Essays and Letters)

“Only time can heal what reason cannot.”
— Seneca

“The sun also shines on the wicked.”
— Seneca

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