Lucius Annaeus Seneca Quotes

Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That is why it satisfies nobody... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Success consecrates the most offensive crimes... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

So live with men as if God saw you and speak to God, as if men heard you... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Slavery takes hold of few, but many take hold of slavery... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

That is never too often repeated, which is never sufficiently learned... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other.. view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather an ambition than a bounty... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

See how many are better off than you are, but consider how many are worse... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The first step in a person's salvation is knowledge of their sin... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven.. view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Nothing becomes so offensive so quickly as grief. When fresh it finds someone to console it, but when it becomes chronic, it is ridiculed, and rightly... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Modesty forbids what the law does not... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Night brings our troubles to the light, rather than banishes them... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

No man enjoys the true taste of life, but he who is ready and willing to quit it... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

No man was ever wise by chance... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

No one can be happy who has been thrust outside the pale of truth. And there are two ways that one can be removed from this realm: by lying, or by being lied to... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

No one is laughable who laughs at himself... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Nothing is void of God, his work is everywhere his full of himself... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

One crime has to be concealed by another... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

One must steer, not talk... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The way is long if one follows precepts, but short... if one follows patterns... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it... view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Precepts or maxims are of great weight.. view

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca