Seneca The Younger Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old seneca the younger quotes, seneca the younger sayings, and seneca the younger proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.     

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It is quality, rather than quantity, that matters.     

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Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.     

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

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Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.     

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It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.     

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Time discovers truth. Time heals what reason cannot.     

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A hungry people listens not to reason, not cares for justice, nor is bent by any prayers.     

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Modesty forbids what the law does not.     

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We ought to take outdoor walks, to refresh and raise our spirits by deep breathing in the open air.     

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A large part of mankind is angry not with the sins, but with the sinners.     

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No one can long hide behind a mask; the pretense soon lapses into the true character.     

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Diligence is a very great help even to a mediocre intelligence. Diligentia maximum etiam mediocris ingeni subsidium     

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You cannot escape necessities, but you can overcome them.     

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The first step in a person's salvation is knowledge of their sin.     

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The rust of the mind is the destruction of genius.     

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Abstinence is easier than temperance.     

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Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.     

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There is no power greater than true affection.     

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Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.     

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There are more people abusive to others than lie open to abuse themselves; but the humor goes round, and he that laughs at me today will have somebody to laugh at him tomorrow.     

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There is no satisfaction in any good without a companion.     

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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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A hungry people listens not to reason, not cares for justice, nor is bent by any prayers.     

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You have to persevere and fortify your pertinacity until the will to good becomes a disposition to good.     

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To make a commencement requires a mental effort.     

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Hesitation is the best cure for anger. The first blows of anger are heavy, but if it waits, it will think again.     

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Great men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.     

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He who repents of having sinned is almost innocent.     

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It is a world of mischief that may be done by a single example of avarice or luxury. One voluptuous palate makes many more.     

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