Seneca Quotes

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

All art is but imitation of nature. Seneca

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness. Seneca

Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own. Seneca

Desultory reading is delightful, but to be beneficial, our reading must be carefully directed. Seneca

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

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. Seneca

The greatest remedy for anger is delay. Seneca

The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man… It is more powerful than external circumstances. Seneca

Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit. Seneca

Abstinence is easier than temperance. Seneca

Calamity is virtue’s opportunity. Seneca

Economy is in itself a source of great revenue. Seneca

Elegance is not an ornament worthy of man. Seneca

Remove severe restraint and what will become of virtue? Seneca

Nothing is so contemptible as the sentiments of the mob. Seneca

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it. Seneca

The road to learning by precept is long, but by example short and effective. Seneca

For greed, all nature is too little. Seneca

Sovereignty over any foreign land is insecure. Seneca

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity. Seneca