Seneca Quotes - Inspirational Words of Wisdom

Seneca Quotes

5 BC - 65 AD
Seneca
Seneca was a roman dramatist, philosopher, and politician. While his quotes were spoken many years ago they still hold wisdom for today.


True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
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Happiness   |  



Words need to be sown like seeds. No matter how tiny a seed may be, when in lands in the right sort of ground it unfolds its strength and from being minute expands and grows to a massive size.
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Words of Encouragement   |  



But when you are looking on anyone as a friend when you do not trust him as you trust yourself, you are making a grave mistake, and have failed to grasp sufficiently the full force of true friendship.
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Friendship   |  



Associate with people who are likely to improve you.
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Inspirational Quotes  |   |  



Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
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Tolerance   |  



All this hurrying from place to place won't bring you any relief, for you're traveling in the company of your own emotions, followed by your troubles all the way.
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Trouble   |  



It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It's because we dare not venture that they are difficult.
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Dare   |  



The difficulty comes from our lack of confidence.
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Confidence   |  



Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow, and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune's control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.
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Future   |  



Hang on to your youthful enthusiasms - you'll be able to use them better when you're older.
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Enthusiasm   |  



It is difficult to bring people to goodness with lessons, but it is easy to do so by example.
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Example   |  



Until we have begun to go without them, we fail to realize how unnecessary many things are. We've been using them not because we needed them but because we had them.
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Simplicity   |  



Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.
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Gratitude   |  



An unpopular rule is never long maintained.
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Using Time Wisely A Secret   |  



The mind is slow to unlearn what it learnt early.
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Knowledge   |  



Fate rules the affairs of mankind with no recognizable order.
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Fate   |  


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



The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
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Adversity   |  



It should be our care not so much to live a long life as a satisfactory one.
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Attitude   |  


If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
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Funny Quotes about Life   |  



No one can wear a mask for very long.
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Wise   |  



Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
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Courage   |  



It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
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Communication   |  



Many things have fallen only to rise higher.
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Encouraging   |  



There's one blessing only, the source and cornerstone of beatitude - confidence in self.
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Blessed   |  



The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
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Anger   |  



He is most powerful who has power over himself.
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Believe In Yourself   |  



Where the speech is corrupted, the mind is also.
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Honesty   |  


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