Seneca was a Roman philosopher, politician and orator who lived in the first century AD.

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Best Seneca Quotes on Stoicism

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1. “There is no genius without a touch of madness.” ~ (Seneca).

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2. “If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.” ~ (Seneca).

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3. “Associate with people who are likely to improve you.” ~ (Seneca).

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4. “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” ~ (Seneca).

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5. “He who is brave is free.” ~ (Seneca).

6. “Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.” ~ (Seneca).

7. “Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.” ~ (Seneca).

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8. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” ~ (Seneca).

9. “We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” ~ (Seneca).

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10. “Ignorance is the cause of fear.” ~ (Seneca).

11. “While we wait for life, life passes.” ~ (Seneca).

Top Seneca Quotes

12. “It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.” ~ (Seneca).

13. “It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.” ~ (Seneca).

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14. “No man was ever wise by chance.” ~ (Seneca).

15. “It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable.” ~ (Seneca).

16. “I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land.” ~ (Seneca).

17. “As long as you live, keep learning how to live.” ~ (Seneca).

18. “All cruelty springs from weakness.” ~ (Seneca).

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19. “Only time can heal what reason cannot.” ~ (Seneca).

20. “Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.” ~ (Seneca).

21. “Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.” ~ (Seneca).

22. “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.” ~ (Seneca).

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23. “It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. ” ~ (Seneca).

24. “Life is long, if you know how to use it.” ~ (Seneca).

25. “There is no easy way from the earth to the stars.” ~ (Seneca).

26. “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.” ~ (Seneca).

27. “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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28. “You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire.” ~ (Seneca).

29. “It is difficult to bring people to goodness with lessons, but it is easy to do so by example.” ~ (Seneca).

30. “Fate leads the willing and drags along the reluctant.” ~ (Seneca).

31. “What is harder than rock? What is softer than water? Yet hard rocks are hollowed out by soft water?” ~ (Seneca).

32. “Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” ~ (Seneca).

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33. “It is quality rather than quantity that matters.” ~ (Seneca).

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

35. “He suffers more than necessary, who suffers before it is necessary.” ~ (Seneca).

Inspiring Seneca Quotes

36. “Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.” ~ (Seneca).

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

38. “To wish to be well is a part of becoming well.” ~ (Seneca).

39. “It does not matter how many books you have, but how good the books are which you have.” ~ (Seneca).

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40. “No man is crushed by misfortune unless he has first been deceived by prosperity.” ~ (Seneca).

41. “Injustice never rules forever.” ~ (Seneca).

42. “A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand.” ~ (Seneca).

43. “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for crisis.” ~ (Seneca).

44. “Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool.” ~ (Seneca).

45. “To be always fortunate, and to pass through life with a soul that has never known sorrow, is to be ignorant of one half of nature.” ~ (Seneca).

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46. “Leisure without books is death, and burial of a man alive.” ~ (Seneca).

47. “He who spares the wicked injures the good.” ~ (Seneca).

Short Seneca Quotes

48. “If we could be satisfied with anything, we should have been satisfied long ago.” ~ (Seneca).

49. “Hang on to your youthful enthusiasms – you’ll be able to use them better when you’re older.” ~ (Seneca).

50. “Everyone prefers belief to the exercise of judgment.” ~ (Seneca).

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

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52. “The sun also shines on the wicked.” ~ (Seneca).

53. “The best ideas are common property.” ~ (Seneca).

54. “I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.” ~ (Seneca).

55. “We cease to be so angry once we cease to be so hopeful.” ~ (Seneca).

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