Quotes of Seneca

“ Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. ”

- Seneca

“ Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgement. ”

- Seneca

“ Fate rules the affairs of mankind with no recognizable order. ”

- Seneca

“ While the fates permit, live happily; life speeds on with hurried step, and with winged days the wheel of the headlong year is turned. ”

- Seneca

“ There is no great genius without some touch of madness. ”

- Seneca

“ The spirit in which a thing is given determines that in which the debt is acknowledged; it's the intention, not the face-value of the gift, that's weighed. ”

- Seneca

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

- Seneca

“ The best ideas are common property. ”

- Seneca

“ It is easier to exclude harmful passions than to rule them, and to deny them admittance than to control them after they have been admitted. ”

- Seneca

“ Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. ”

- 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

“ You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise. ”

- Seneca

“ There is no great genius without some touch of madness. ”

- Seneca

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

- Seneca

“ It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence. ”

- Seneca

“ Speech is the mirror of the mind. (Imago Animi Sermo Est) ”

- Seneca

“ Where the speech is corrupted, the mind is also. ”

- Seneca

“ Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other. ”

- Seneca

“ Nothing is as certain as that the vices of leisure are gotten rid of by being busy. ”

- Seneca

“ It is the sign of a weak mind to be unable to bear wealth. ”

- Seneca

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

- Seneca

“ The day a man becomes superior to pleasure, he will also be superior to pain. ”

- Seneca

“ Being poor is not having too little, it is wanting more. ”

- Seneca

“ It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable, wise from experience, calm in action, showing the while much courtesy and consideration in intercourse with others. ”

- Seneca

“ Do not ask for what you will wish you had not got. ”

- Seneca

“ As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. ”

- Seneca

“ You cannot escape necessities, but you can overcome them. ”

- Seneca

“ Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. ”

- Seneca

“ Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing. ”

- Seneca

“ Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures. ”

- Seneca
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