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Quotes by Seneca - (28 quotes)

Seneca - From the Belief category:

Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Communication category:

Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insinuating and insidious something that elicits secrets from us just like love or liquor. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Desire category:

The greater part of progress is the desire to progress. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Difficulty category:

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Drunkenness category:

Drunkenness is simply voluntary insanity. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Effort category:

It is for the superfluous we sweat. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Failure category:

I was shipwrecked before I got aboard. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Friendship category:

Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Generosity category:

We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Genius category:

There is no great genius without some tincture of madness. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Gratitude category:

He who receives a benefit with gratitude repays the first installment on his debt. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Habit category:

The mind unlearns with difficulty what it has long learned. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Happiness category:

There are no greater wretches in the world than many of those whom people in general take to be happy. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Imitation category:

All art is but imitation of nature. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Life category:

Life is the fire that burns and the sun that gives light. Life is the wind and the rain and the thunder in the sky. Life is matter and is earth, what is and what is not, and what beyond is in Eternity. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Love category:

Love in its essence is spiritual fire. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Moderation category:

- BC 65...
You can end love more easily than you can moderate it. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Painting category:

The artist finds a greater pleasure in painting than in having completed the picture. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Preparation category:

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Problems category:

-in AD first century...
Night brings our troubles to the light, rather than banishes them. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Quality category:

It is quality rather than quantity that matters. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Questions category:

If you don't know, ask. You will be a fool for the moment, but a wise man for the rest of your life. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Repetition category:

Let not the enjoyment of pleasures now within your grasp, be carried to such excess as to incapacitate you from future repetition. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Sadness category:

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

Seneca - From the Success category:

Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That's why it satisfies nobody. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Thinking category:

A man's as miserable as he thinks he is. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Travel category:

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable. (Seneca)

Seneca - From the Travel category:

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. (Seneca)