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.'

Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life. Seneca
All cruelty springs from weakness. Seneca
This life is only a prelude to eternity. Seneca
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones. Seneca
Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.”  Seneca
It is quality rather than quantity that matters. Seneca
Nothing is so bitter that a calm mind cannot find comfort in it. Seneca
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. Seneca
If you would wish another to keep your secret, first keep it yourself. Seneca
Dangerous is wrath concealed. Hatred proclaimed doth lose its chance of wreaking vengeance. Seneca
Sadness usually results from one of the following causes either when a man does not succeed, or is ashamed of his success. Seneca
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
One who daily puts the finishing touches on his life is never in want of time. Seneca
He whose daily life has been a rounded whole, is easy in his mind. Seneca
It is proof of a bad cause when it is applauded by the mob. Seneca
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. Seneca
Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool. Seneca
The greatest remedy for anger is delay. Seneca
Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received. Seneca
All cruelty springs from weakness. Seneca
To expect punishment is to suffer it; and to earn it is to expect it. Seneca
The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable. Seneca
Life is long if you know how to live it. Seneca
O how many noble deeds of women are lost in obscurity! Seneca
If you wish to be loved; Love. Seneca
To keep oneself safe does not mean to bury oneself. Seneca
It’s not that we have little time, but more that we waste a good deal of it. Seneca
We should always allow some time to elapse, for time discloses the truth. Seneca
Throw me to the wolves and I will return, leading the pack. Seneca
It is part of the cure to wish to be cured. Seneca