Seneca Quotes

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca, a.k.a. Seneca the Younger was a Roman Stoic philosopher and contemporary to Jesus Christ.

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“A gift consists not of what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.”

“A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.”

“All art is an imitation of nature.”

“All cruelty springs from weakness.”

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.”

“Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.”

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

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“Associate with people who are likely to improve you.”

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

“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.”

“Count each day as a separate life.”

“Difficulties strengthen the mind as labor does the body.”

“Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.”

“Even after a bad harvest there must be sowing.”

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“Even while they teach, men learn.”

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.”

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“Your life is an expression of all your thoughts.”

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“Fire tests gold, suffering tests brave men.”

“For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.”

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

“He who is brave is free.”

“He who spares the wicked injures the good.”

“I judge you unfortunate because you have never lived through misfortune. You have passed through life without an opponent. No one can ever know what you arre capable of, not even you.”

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

“I will keep constant watch over myself and – most usefully – will put each day up for review… Let us balance life’s books each day…”

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

“If you live in harmony with nature you will never be poor; if you live according what others think, you will never be rich.”

“If you wished to be loved, love.”

“It is more civilized to make fun of life than to bewail it.”

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“It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.”

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”

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“As to the causation of the feeling of meaninglessness, one may say, albeit in an oversimplifying vein, that people have enough to live by but nothing to live for; they have the means but no meaning.”

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