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.     

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All cruelty springs from weakness.     

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This life is only a prelude to eternity.     

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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.     

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Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.”      

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It is quality rather than quantity that matters.     

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Nothing is so bitter that a calm mind cannot find comfort in it.     

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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 would wish another to keep your secret, first keep it yourself.     

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Dangerous is wrath concealed. Hatred proclaimed doth lose its chance of wreaking vengeance.     

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Sadness usually results from one of the following causes either when a man does not succeed, or is ashamed of his success.     

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Be not too hasty either with praise or blame; speak always as though you were giving evidence before the judgement-seat of the Gods.     

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One who daily puts the finishing touches on his life is never in want of time.     

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He whose daily life has been a rounded whole, is easy in his mind.     

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It is proof of a bad cause when it is applauded by the mob.     

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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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Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool.     

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The greatest remedy for anger is delay.     

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Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received.     

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All cruelty springs from weakness.     

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To expect punishment is to suffer it; and to earn it is to expect it.     

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The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable.     

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Life is long if you know how to live it.     

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Too late is it to be on one’s guard, to exercise caution, when plunged in misfortune.     

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O how many noble deeds of women are lost in obscurity!     

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If you wish to be loved; Love.     

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To keep oneself safe does not mean to bury oneself.     

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It’s not that we have little time, but more that we waste a good deal of it.     

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We should always allow some time to elapse, for time discloses the truth.     

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Throw me to the wolves and I will return, leading the pack.     

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