Lucius Annaeus Seneca Quotes

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

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

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

For greed all nature is too little.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Fate rules the affairs of men, with no recognizable order.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is medicine, not scenery, for which a sick man must go searching.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is no great genius without some touch of madness

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

All cruelty springs from weakness.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

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

Most men ebb and flow in wretchedness between the fear of death and the hardship of life; they are unwilling to live, and yet they do not know how to die.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The heart is great which shows moderation in the midst of prosperity.

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
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