True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
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Life is like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
All cruelty springs from weakness. Seneca Quotes from Seneca’s Morals
Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
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He who is brave is free.
A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand.
Away with the world’s opinion of you — it’s always unsettled and divided.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
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Fate leads the willing and drags along the reluctant.
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
The time will come when diligent research over long periods will bring to light things which now lie hidden. A single lifetime, even though entirely devoted to the sky, would not be enough for the investigation of so vast a subject… And so this knowledge will be unfolded only through long successive ages. There will come a time when our descendants will be amazed that we did not know things that are so plain to them… Many discoveries are reserved for ages still to come, when memory of us will have been effaced. Lucius Annaeus Seneca Quotes from Natural Questions
We learn not in the school, but in life.
Associate with people who are likely to improve you.
It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres, or a little money; and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation. Check Out Our Collection Of Funny Money Quotes
Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it.
Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow, and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.
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We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
Hang on to your youthful enthusiasms – you’ll be able to use them better when you’re older.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
If anyone says that the best life of all is to sail the sea, and then adds that I must not sail upon a sea where shipwrecks are a common occurrence and there are often sudden storms that sweep the helmsman in an adverse direction, I conclude that this man, although he lauds navigation, really forbids me to launch my ship. Seneca The Younger Quotes from The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
If you wished to be loved, love.
No man was ever wise by chance.
You learn to know a pilot in a storm.
In war there is no prize for runner-up.
While we are postponing, life speeds by.
A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
It is quality rather than quantity that matters.
The wish for healing has always been half of health.
There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
A person’s fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.
Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.
He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.
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Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.
Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.
For what prevents us from saying that the happy life is to have a mind that is free, lofty, fearless and steadfast – a mind that is placed beyond the reach of fear, beyond the reach of desire, that counts virtue the only good, baseness the only evil, and all else but a worthless mass of things, which come and go without increasing or diminishing the highest good, and neither subtract any part from the happy life nor add any part to it? A man thus grounded must, whether he wills or not, necessarily be attended by constant cheerfulness and a joy that is deep and issues from deep within, since he finds delight in his own resources, and desires no joys greater than his inner joys. Lucius Seneca Quotes from The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca
The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
We often want one thing and pray for another, not telling the truth even to the gods.
Why do I not seek some real good; one which I could feel, not one which I could display?
A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That is why it satisfies nobody.
Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.
No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.
Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism.
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.
We should every night call ourselves to an account: what infirmity have I mastered today? what passions opposed? what temptation resisted? what virtue acquired? Our vices will abate of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.
A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant.
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