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Lucius Annaeus Seneca, otherwise known as Seneca the Younger, or just Seneca was born in southern Spain and educated in Rome over 2,000 years ago. Seneca was a philosopher, statesman, writer and dramatist. Seneca was also the tutor of Emperor Nero, as well as his imperial advisor.

I hope that you will enjoy this great collection of Seneca quotes. These quotes contain timeless advice and wisdom that I am sure will inspire you.

 

1. We suffer more in imagination than in reality. ― Seneca

 

2. 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

 

3. Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. — Seneca

 

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

 

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

 

6. As long as you live, keep learning how to live. — Seneca

 

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

 

8. If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person. — Seneca

 

9. While we teach, we learn. — Seneca

 

10. One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. — Seneca

 

11. Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. — Seneca

 

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

 

13. Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. — Seneca

 

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

 

15. Wealth is the slave of the wise. The master of the fool. — Seneca

 

16. If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable. — Seneca

 

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

 

18. A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. — Seneca

 

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

 

20. He is most powerful who has master over himself. — Seneca

 

21. No man was ever wise by chance. — Seneca

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