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.


If one does not know to which port is sailing, no wind is favorable.     

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The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable.     

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When one has lost a friend one's eyes should be neither dry nor streaming. Tears, yes, there should be, but not lamentation.     

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The mind should be allowed some relaxation, that it may return to its work all the better for the rest.     

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The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.     

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The mind is never right but when it is at peace within itself.     

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It is quality rather than quantity that matters.     

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It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.     

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If you judge, investigate.     

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If you would judge, understand.     

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There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it.     

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Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.     

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Even journey has an end.     

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Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.     

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There is no delight in owning anything unshared.     

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A man's as miserable as he thinks he is.     

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We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.     

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The voice of flattery affects us after it has ceased, just as after a concert men find some agreeable air ringing in their ears to the exclusion of all serious business.     

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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.     

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Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.     

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Injustice never rules forever.     

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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.     

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He who is sorry for having sinned is almost innocent.     

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Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.     

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There are more people abusive to others than lie open to abuse themselves; but the humor goes round, and he that laughs at me to-day will have somebody to laugh at him to-morrow.     

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Life is neither a good nor an evil: it is a field for good and evil     

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Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.     

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Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.     

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Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.     

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Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.     

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