Lucius Annaeus Seneca Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Lucius Annaeus Seneca quotes, Lucius Annaeus Seneca sayings, and Lucius Annaeus Seneca proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The first step in a person's salvation is knowledge of their sin. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
An unpopular rule is never long maintained. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
He who dreads hostility too much is unfit to rule. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Treat your inferiors as you would be treated by your betters. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and prefer things in measure to things in excess. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
True happiness is... to enjoy the present without anxious dependence upon the future. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Where fear is, happiness is not. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A person's fears are lighter when the danger is at hand. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
He who tenders doubtful safety to those in trouble refuses it. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The greatest remedy for anger is delay. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Every reign must submit to a greater reign. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A cruel reign is disordered and hidden in darkness, and while all shake with terror at the sudden explosions, not even he who caused all this disturbance escapes unharmed. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
That is never too often repeated which is never sufficiently learned. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The intellect must not be kept at consistent tension, but diverted by pastimes.... The mind must have relaxation, and will rise stronger and keener after recreation. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
All cruelty springs from weakness. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Someone who denies that he received a benefit that he in fact did receive is ungrateful. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
But the forgetful person can never become grateful, the benefit received is totally lost to him. Lucius Annaeus Seneca