Lucius Annaeus Seneca Quotes

Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is no great genius without some touch of madness

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

Failure changes for the better, success for the worse.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Retire into yourself as much as possible. Associate with people who are likely to improve you. Welcome those whom you are capable of improving. The process is a mutual one. People learn as they teach.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Philosophy does not regard pedigree, she received Plato not as a noble, but she made him one.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The mind unlearns with difficulty what it has long learned.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A great mind becomes a great fortune.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and prefer things in measure to things in excess.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

That moderation which nature prescribes, which limits our desires by resources restricted to our needs, has abandoned the field; it has now come to this -- that to want only what is enough is a sign both of boorishness and of utter destitution.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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