Seneca Sayings and Quotes

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

In time we hate that which we often fear. Seneca
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable. Seneca
Fate leads the willing and drags along the unwilling. Seneca
Fidelity purchased with money, money can destroy. Seneca
Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all. Seneca
A great fortune is a great slavery. Seneca
Retirement without the love of letters is a living burial. Seneca
Where the fear is, happiness is not. Seneca
Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. Seneca
Sadness usually results from one of the following causes either when a man does not succeed, or is ashamed of his success. Seneca
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. Seneca
The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company. Seneca
Nothing becomes so offensive so quickly as grief. When fresh it finds someone to console it, but when it becomes chronic, it is ridiculed, and rightly. Seneca
We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers. Seneca
We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers. Seneca
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. Seneca
Night brings our troubles to the light, rather than banishes them. Seneca
There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality. Seneca
The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable. Seneca
The worst evil of all is to leave the ranks of the living before one dies. Seneca
For greed all nature is too little. Seneca
You are your choices. Seneca
If you judge, investigate. Seneca
We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality. Seneca
Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end. Seneca
Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own. Seneca
To be everywhere is to be nowhere. Seneca
No one can have all he wants, but a man can refrain from wanting what he has not, and cheerfully make the best of a bird in the hand. Seneca
A great step towards independence is a good-humored stomach, one that is willing to endure rough treatment. Seneca
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Seneca