Seneca Quotes

Easy to spot a yellow car when you are always thinking of yellow car;Easy to spot oppurti...

Easy to spot a yellow car when you are always thinking of yellow car;Easy to spot oppurtinity when you are always thinking of oppurtinity;Easy to spot reasons to be mad when you are always thinking of being mad;You become what you constantly think about.Watch yourself-Seneca
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"Sometimes, even to ...

"Sometimes, even to live is an act of courage " - Seneca the Younger
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"While we wai...

"While we wait for life, Life passes" - Seneca
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β€œSo called pleasures, when ...

β€œSo called pleasures, when they go beyond a certain limit, are but punishments.” ~ Seneca
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"The wise man is neither raised up by prosperity nor cast ...

"The wise man is neither raised up by prosperity nor cast down by adversity; for always he has striven to rely predominantly on himself, and to derive all joy from himself." β€”Seneca
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"We suffer more fr...

"We suffer more from imagination than we do reality" - Seneca
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"Throw me to the wolv...

"Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack." --Seneca
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It is not the man who has t...

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. Seneca
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Seneca: You act like mo...

Seneca: You act like mortals in all you fear and immortals in all you desire.
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"All cruelty spri...

"All cruelty springs from weakness"- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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"No man is more unhappy than he wh...

"No man is more unhappy than he who never faces adversity. For he is not permitted to prove himself." --Seneca
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"Begin at once to live a...

"Begin at once to live and count each separate day as a separate life." -Seneca
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Religion is regarded by the common peopl...

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Take care to not labor for what is vain, or labor in vain: that is, neither to desire what you ar...

Take care to not labor for what is vain, or labor in vain: that is, neither to desire what you are unable to obtain, nor yet, after much toil, discover the foolishness of your desires. Ensure that your labor may not be without result, and that the result may not be unworthy of your labor. -Seneca
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"Sometimes even ...

"Sometimes even to live is an act of courage."- Seneca
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"To see a man fearless in dangers, untainted with lusts, happy in adversity, composed in a tumult,...

"To see a man fearless in dangers, untainted with lusts, happy in adversity, composed in a tumult, and laughing at all those things which are generally either coveted or feared, all men must acknowledge that this can be from nothing else but a beam of divinity that influences a mortal body." -Seneca
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While we are ...

While we are postponing, life speeds by_ SENECA
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"I shall never be ashame...

"I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good." β€” Seneca
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β€œI shall never be ashamed of ...

β€œI shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.” - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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"We suffer more of...

"We suffer more often in imagination than in reality" -Seneca
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"Consult your friend on all things, especially on those...

"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 judgement." -Seneca
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"Most powerful is he who...

"Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power." --Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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If you don't know, Ask. You will b...

If you don't know, Ask. You will be a fool for the moment, but A Wise Man for the Rest of your Life -- Seneca
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"It does not matter...

"It does not matter what you bear, but how you bear it." β€”Seneca
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"Difficulties streng...

"Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body." -Seneca
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β€œMen do not care how nobly they live, but only how long, a...

β€œMen do not care how nobly they live, but only how long, although it is within the reach of every man to live nobly, but within no man's power to live long.” - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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A sword never kills anythin...

A sword never kills anything; it's a tool in a killer's hand. Seneca (the Younger) 65 BC
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"It takes a tranquil and untroubled mind to roam freely over all the par...

"It takes a tranquil and untroubled mind to roam freely over all the parts of life; but preoccupied minds, as if under the yoke, cannot turn around and look backward. Their life therefore disappears into an abyss." β€”Seneca
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How long can you aff...

How long can you afford to put off who you really want to be? Seneca
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β€œWhile we are postp...

β€œWhile we are postponing, life speeds by.” ―Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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"It is not because things are difficult that...

"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult." --Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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"The wise man will live...

"The wise man will live as long as he ought, not as long as he can." - Seneca
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"The greatest we...

"The greatest wealth is a poverty of desires." β€”Seneca
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"One who has injured you was either stronger tha...

"One who has injured you was either stronger than you, or weaker than you. If weaker, spare them; if stronger, spare yourself." -- Seneca The Younger.
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Demand not that I am the equal of ...

Demand not that I am the equal of the greatest, only that I am better than the wicked. ,,,Seneca the Younger
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No tree becomes rooted and sturdy unless many a wind assails it. For by it...

No tree becomes rooted and sturdy unless many a wind assails it. For by its very tossing it tightens its grip and plants its roots more securely; the fragile trees are those that have grown in a sunny valley. ...Seneca the Younger
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"Be wary of the man who ur...

"Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk." ~ Seneca
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"In the meantime, cling tooth and nail to the following rule: not to ...

"In the meantime, cling tooth and nail to the following rule: not to give in to adversity, not to trust prosperity, and always take full note of fortune's habit of behaving just as she pleases." --Seneca the Younger
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"The conditions of conquest are always eas...

"The conditions of conquest are always easy. We have but to toil awhile, endure awhile, believe always, and never turn back. " -Seneca
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"He who decides a case without hearing the...

"He who decides a case without hearing the other side, though he decide justly, cannot be considered just." -- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Difficulties strengthen ...

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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"We suffer more oft...

"We suffer more often in imagination than in reality." - Seneca
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β€œWe are more often frightened th...

β€œWe are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.” Seneca
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"You are younger; but what does that matter? There i...

"You are younger; but what does that matter? There is no fixed count of our years. You do not know where death awaits you; so be ready for it everywhere." --Seneca
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β€œDifficulties strengthen...

β€œDifficulties strengthen the mind as labor does the body.” - Seneca the Younger
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"There is no more reliable proof of gre...

"There is no more reliable proof of greatness than to be in a state where nothing can happen to make you disturbed." --Seneca
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As is a tale, so is life: no...

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. -Seneca
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8. We suffer more ...

8. We suffer more often in imagination than reality. –Seneca
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"To bear trials with a calm...

"To bear trials with a calm mind β€ͺrobs misfortune of its strength and burden." β€”Seneca‬ β€ͺ
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β€œIt is a rough road t...

β€œIt is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.” - Seneca
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What you think of yourself is m...

What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you. - Seneca The Elder
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"No man is more unhappy than he wh...

"No man is more unhappy than he who never faces adversity. For he is not permitted to prove himself." - Seneca
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"Sometimes even to li...

"Sometimes even to live is an act of courage." – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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β€œWe are more often frightened than hu...

β€œWe are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality” ― Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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β€œOne who suffers before ...

β€œOne who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than necessary..” -Seneca
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A gem cannot be polished w...

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials - Seneca
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"As is a tale, so is life: not ho...

"As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters." Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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"A man is as unhapp...

"A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is." - Seneca
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"No man was...

"No man was ever wise by chance" - Seneca
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"I judge you unfortunate because you have never lived through ...

"I judge you unfortunate because you have never lived through misfortune. You have passed through life without an opponentβ€”no one can ever know what you are capable of, not even you.” – Seneca
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"The conditions of conquest are always easy...

"The conditions of conquest are always easy. We have but to toil awhile, endure awhile, believe always, and never turn back. " -- Seneca
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β€œUntil we have begun to go without them, we fail to realize how unne...

β€œUntil we have begun to go without them, we fail to realize how unnecessary many things are. We've been using them not because we needed them but because we had them.” ―Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic
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β€œI will keep constant watch over myself andβ€”most usefullyβ€”will put each day up for review. Fo...

β€œI will keep constant watch over myself andβ€”most usefullyβ€”will put each day up for review. For this is what makes us evilβ€”that none of us looks back upon our own lives. We reflect upon only that which we are about to do. And yet our plans for the future descend from the past.” - Seneca
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"A gem cannot be polished withou...

"A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials." --Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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"In the last ages of the world there shall come a time when the Ocean Sea will loosen its bonds,...

"In the last ages of the world there shall come a time when the Ocean Sea will loosen its bonds, and a great land will appear, and a navigator like him who guided Jason will discover a new world, and then the isle of Thule will no longer be the final limit of the Earth." -- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Seneca - "Whatever I may poss...

Seneca - "Whatever I may possess, I will neither hoard it greedily nor squander it recklessly."
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β€œIt is the power of the mind to be...

β€œIt is the power of the mind to be unconquerable.” ―Seneca, The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca: Essays and Letters
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A setback has often cleared the way for g...

A setback has often cleared the way for greater prosperity. Many things have fallen only to rise to more exalted heights. - Seneca
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β€œIt’s better to c...

β€œIt’s better to conquer grief than to deceive it.” - Seneca
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"Do you ask me whom I have conquered? Neither the Persians, nor the far-off Med...

"Do you ask me whom I have conquered? Neither the Persians, nor the far-off Medes, nor any warlike race that lies beyond the Dahae; not these, but greed, ambition, and the fear of death that has conquered the conquerors of the world." - Seneca
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Everlasting misfortune does have one b...

Everlasting misfortune does have one blessing, that it ends up by toughening those whom it constantly afflicts. β€” Seneca
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β€œThe bravest sight in the wor...

β€œThe bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.” - Seneca
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"Even while they...

"Even while they teach, men learn" - Seneca the Younger
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"He who has made a ...

"He who has made a fair compact with poverty is rich." --Seneca
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What you think of yourself ...

What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you. Seneca
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"It is not the man who has t...

"It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor." --Seneca
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β€œIt is not to your benefit to see and hear everything. Many injur...

β€œIt is not to your benefit to see and hear everything. Many injuries ought to pass over us; if you ignore them, you get no more injury from them. You want to be less angry? Ask fewer questions.” --Seneca
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β€œReligion is regarded by the commo...

β€œReligion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.” ― Seneca
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"Luck is What Happens When...

"Luck is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity."- Roman philosopher Seneca
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"Sometimes even ...

"Sometimes even to live is an act of courage" - Seneca
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"Be your own spec...

"Be your own spectator; seek your own applause.” – Seneca
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"Other men's sins are befor...

"Other men's sins are before our eyes; our own are behind our backs." -Seneca the Younger
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"Men do not care how nobly they live, but only how lo...

"Men do not care how nobly they live, but only how long, although it is within the reach of every man to live nobly, but within no man's power to live long." - Seneca
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"While we wai...

"While we wait for life, life passes" - Seneca
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β€˜Set aside a certain number of days, during which you shall be conten...

β€˜Set aside a certain number of days, during which you shall be content with the scantiest and cheapest fare, with coarse and rough dress, saying to yourself the while: β€œIs this the condition that I feared”’ - Seneca
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β€œIf one does not know to ...

β€œIf one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” - Seneca
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"Those things that I suffer will be incredibly heavy when I...

"Those things that I suffer will be incredibly heavy when I cannot bear myself. But if I am no burden to myself, if all is quiet within my own heart, then I can bear anything." - Seneca
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"Nothing, to my way of thinking, is a better proof of a we...

"Nothing, to my way of thinking, is a better proof of a well-ordered mind than a man's ability to stop just where he is and pass some time in his own company." - Seneca the Younger
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β€œWhat need is there to weep over ...

β€œWhat need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole of it calls for tears.” β€” Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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"A man who suffers or stresses bef...

"A man who suffers or stresses before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary." - Seneca the Younger
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β€œAs is a tale, so is life: no...

β€œAs is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.” β€” Seneca
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