37 Quotes From Seneca

Motivational Quotes From Seneca

Here are my favorite 37 quotes or sayings from Seneca be sure to comment at the end with your favorite:

 

“Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

“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.”
― Seneca

 

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”― Seneca

 

“Non est ad astra mollis e terris via” – “There is no easy way from the earth to the stars”― Seneca

 

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.”― Seneca

 

“As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.”― Seneca

 

“Hang on to your youthful enthusiasms — you’ll be able to use them better when you’re older.”― Seneca

 

“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.”― Seneca, Natural Questions

 

“They lose the day in expectation of the night, and the night in fear of the dawn.”― Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

 

“Associate with people who are likely to improve you.”― Seneca

 

“He suffers more than necessary, who suffers before it is necessary.”― Seneca

 

“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.”― Seneca

 

“We suffer more in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca

 

“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.” – Seneca

 

“Silence is a lesson learned through life’s many sufferings.”- Seneca

 

“How does it help…to make troubles heavier by bemoaning them?”- Seneca

 

“The man who has anticipated the coming of troubles takes away their power when they arrive.”- Seneca

 

“We should not, like sheep, follow the herd of creatures in front of us, making our way where others go, not where we ought to go.”—Seneca

 

“We should always allow some time to elapse, for time discloses the truth. “- Seneca

 

“He who indulges in empty fears earns himself real fears.” – Seneca

 

“It is not that we are given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it.”- Seneca

 

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.

 

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

 

Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.

 

Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.

 

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.

 

They lose the day in expectation of the night, and the night in fear of the dawn.

 

Every night before going to sleep, we must ask ourselves: what weakness did I overcome today? What virtue did I acquire?

 

We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them.

 

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

 

Man is affected not by events but by the view he takes of them.

 

Man is affected not by events but by the view he takes of them.

 

You want to live but do you know how to live? You are scared of dying and tell me, is the kind of life you lead really any different from being dead?

 

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.

 

It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much. … The life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully.

 

Until we have begun to go without them, we fail to realize how unnecessary many things are. We’ve been using them not because we needed them but because we had them.

 

Wealth is the slave of the wise. The master of the fool.

 

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Kelly Wilson
Kelly Wilson
Dream big, play hard, take the wins and embrace the losses.

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