Favorite Seneca Quotes

Proof that even immoral hypocrites can discover wisdom.

  1. Sometimes even to live is an act of courage
  2. Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
  3. All cruelty springs from weakness.
  4. There is no easy way from the earth to the stars
  5. Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.
  6. We suffer more often in imagination than in reality
  7. Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
  8. You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire
  9. If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.
  10. It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
  11. Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
  12. I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
  13. Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
  14. Leisure without books is death, and burial of a man alive.
  15. Often a very old man has no other proof of his long life than his age.

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