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Consider, when you are enraged at any one,
by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Consider, when you are enraged at any one,
what you would probably think if he should die during the dispute.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A gift consists not in what is done or given,
but in the intention of the giver or doer.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Where fear is, happiness is not.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship
is to understand and to be understood.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

All art is but imitation of nature.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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No man was ever wise by chance.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful
to us than the injury that provokes it.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Religion is regarded by the common people as true,
by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If one does not know to which port one is sailing,
no wind is favorable.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A man who suffers before it is necessary,
suffers more than is necessary.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects,
before the days of builders.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The mind unlearns with difficulty what it has long learned.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If a man knows not what harbor he seeks,
any wind is the right wind.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather
an ambition than a bounty.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A person's fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is none made so great, but he may both need the help and service,
and stand in fear of the power and unkindness,
even of the meanest of mortals.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

No untroubled day has ever dawned for me.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Life is warfare.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

He who has great power should use it lightly.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When I think over what I have said, I envy dumb people.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare,
it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself.
How few men are sad in their own company.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is nothing in the world so much admired as a
man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Every reign must submit to a greater reign.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn,
as in doing it.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Even after a bad harvest there must be sowing.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A punishment to some, to some a gift,
and to many a favor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

What is true belongs to me!
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life,
which fade and are tasteless without it.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things,
even though they fail.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If you would judge, understand.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Whatever is well said by another, is mine.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes.
What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

What nature requires is obtainable, and within easy reach.
It is for the superfluous we sweat.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

One must steer, not talk.
- 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.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is no person so severely punished,
as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

He who dreads hostility too much is unfit to rule.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Success consecrates the most offensive crimes.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven;
the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our
appreciation of the right.
- 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.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Those who boast of their descent, brag on what they owe to others.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When an author is too meticulous about his style,
you may presume that his mind is frivolous and his content flimsy.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Success is not greedy, as people think,
but insignificant.
That is why it satisfies nobody.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is another's fault if he be ungrateful,
but it is mine if I do not give.
To find one thankful man, I will oblige a great many that are not so.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is no delight in owning anything unshared.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We are more often frightened than hurt;
and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Whatever one of us blames in another,
each one will find in his own heart.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Do everything as in the eye of another.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Night brings our troubles to the light,
rather than banishes them.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca


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