Seneca Quotes (176 quotations)

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1. "Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage, or my house when I propose to take a residence, so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life. " - Seneca

2. A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. - Seneca

3. A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer. - Seneca

4. A good conscience fears no witness, but a guilty conscience is solicitous even in solitude. If we do nothing but what is honest, let all the world know it. But if otherwise, what does it signify to have nobody else know it, so long as I know it myself? Miserable is he who slights that witness. - Seneca

5. A great fortune is a great slavery. - Seneca

6. A great mind becomes a great fortune. - Seneca

7. A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts. - Seneca

8. A man's as miserable as he thinks he is. - Seneca

9. A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant. - Seneca

10. All art is an imitation of nature. - Seneca

11. All cruelty springs from weakness. - Seneca

12. An unpopular rule is never long maintained. - Seneca

13. Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall. - Seneca

14. Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us that injury that provokes it. - Seneca

15. Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. - Seneca

16. As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. - Seneca

17. As was his language so was his life. - Seneca

18. Be not too hasty either with praise or blame; speak always as though you were giving evidence before the judgement-seat of the Gods. - Seneca

19. Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received. - Seneca

20. Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune. - Seneca

21. Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names of the one and selfsame God. - Seneca

22. Consider, when you are enraged at any one, what you would probably think if he should die during the dispute. - Seneca

23. 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. - Seneca

24. Dangerous is wrath concealed. Hatred proclaimed doth lose its chance of wreaking vengeance. - Seneca

25. Delay not; swift the flight of fortune's greatest favours. - Seneca

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