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20 Quotes by the Roman philosopher Seneca






1. “All cruelty springs from weakness.” 
― Seneca



2. “The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.” 
― Seneca


3. “Limiting one’s desires actually helps to cure one of fear. ‘Cease to hope … and you will cease to fear.’ … Widely different [as fear and hope] are, the two of them march in unison like a prisoner and the escort he is handcuffed to. Fear keeps pace with hope … both belong to a mind in suspense, to a mind in a state of anxiety through looking into the future. Both are mainly due to projecting our thoughts far ahead of us instead of adapting ourselves to the present.” 
―  Seneca


4. “It is quality rather than quantity that matters.” 
― Seneca

5. “Withdraw into yourself, as far as you can. Associate with those who will make a better man of you. Welcome those whom you yourself can improve. The process is mutual; for men learn while they teach.” 
― Seneca

6. “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


7. “It's not that we have little time, but more that we waste a good deal of it.” 
― Seneca


8. “Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.” 
― Seneca


9. “Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness” 
― Seneca


10. “Throw aside all hindrances and give up your time to attaining a sound mind” 
― Seneca




11. “Wild animals run from the dangers they actually see, and once they have escaped them worry no more. We however are tormented alike by what is past and what is to come. A number of our blessings do us harm, for memory brings back the agony of fear while foresight brings it on prematurely. No one confines his unhappiness to the present.” 
― Seneca


12. “Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool ” 
― Seneca

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


14. “We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality” 
― Seneca

15. “Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” 
―  Seneca


16. “While the fates permit, live happily; life speeds on with hurried step, and with winged days the wheel of the headlong year is turned.” 
― Seneca


17. “Religion is regarded by the ignorant as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.” 
― Seneca


18. “When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.” 
― Seneca


19. “No man can be sane who searches for what will injure him in place of what is best.” 
―  Seneca


20. “When a mind is impressionable and has none too firm a hold on what is right, it must be rescued from the crowd: it is so easy for it to go over to the majority.” 
―  Seneca
20 Quotes by the Roman philosopher Seneca 20 Quotes by the Roman philosopher Seneca Reviewed by Tyler on December 04, 2018 Rating: 5

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