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


  2. Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.


  3. It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.


  4. Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.




  5. We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.


  6. Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.


  7. Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.


  8. It is part of the cure to wish to be cured.


  9. Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.


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


  11. See how many are better off than you are, but consider how many are worse.


  12. So live with men as if God saw you and speak to God, as if men heard you.


  13. It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.


  14. All cruelty springs from weakness.


  15. He who is brave is free.


  16. There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.


  17. If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.


  18. The foremost art of kings is the ability to endure hatred.


  19. Time discovered truth.


  20. It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen; that is the common right of humanity.


  21. Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.

    • life

  22. There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.


  23. A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.


  24. If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.


  25. It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it.


  26. The greatest remedy for anger is delay.

    • anger

  27. If you judge, investigate.


  28. If you sit in judgment, investigate, if you sit in supreme power, sit in command.

    • power

  29. It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.


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



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What are the best adversity quotes by Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder?


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

    • adversity

    Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.

    • adversity

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

    • adversity

    No untroubled day has ever dawned for me.

    • adversity

    The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.

    • adversity

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What are the best anger quotes by Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder?


    Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

    • anger

    The greatest remedy for anger is delay.

    • anger

    Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.

    • anger

    The deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger.

    • anger

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What are the best power quotes by Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder?


    Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.

    • power

    If you sit in judgment, investigate, if you sit in supreme power, sit in command.

    • power

    He is the most powerful who has himself, in his power.

    • power

    Authority founded on injustice is never of long duration.

    • power

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What are the best life quotes by Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder?


    So live with men as if God saw you and speak to God, as if men heard you.

    • life

    Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.

    • life

    Life is warfare.

    • life

    I will govern my life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one and read the other, for what does it signify to make anything a secret to my neighbor, when to God, who is the searcher of our hearts, all our privacies are open?

    • life

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What are the best destiny quotes by Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder?


    The fates lead the willing, and drag the unwilling.


    Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.

    • fate

    Fate rules the affairs of men, with no recognizable order.

    • fate

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A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.


You must live for another if you wish to live for yourself.


Not he who has little, but he whose wishes more, is poor.


We often want one thing and pray for another, not telling the truth even to the gods.




When I think over what I have said, I envy dumb people.


Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.

  • adversity

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.


Do everything as in the eye of another.


Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That is why it satisfies nobody.


There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.

  • bravery

What was hard to suffer is sweet to remember.


He who dreads hostility too much is unfit to rule.


He who has injured thee was stronger or weaker than thee. If weaker, spare him; if stronger, spare thyself.


Every guilty person is his own hangman.

  • punishment

Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.


When ever the speech is corrupted so is the mind.

  • speeches

That is never too often repeated, which is never sufficiently learned.


The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.

  • worry

Where the fear is, happiness is not.

  • fear

Life is warfare.

  • life

What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.


Night brings our troubles to the light, rather than banishes them.


Calamity is virtue's opportunity.


Leisure without literature is death and burial alive.


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

  • adversity

He that does good to another does good also to himself.

  • help

He has committed the crime who profits by it.

  • crime

A great fortune is a great slavery.


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


Many shed tears merely for show, and have dry eyes when no one's around to observe them.


He is a king who fears nothing, he is a king who desires nothing!

  • royalty

Whenever you hold a fellow creature in distress, remember that he is a man.


For greed all nature is too little.


If you would judge, understand.

  • judging

The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company.


There are no greater wretches in the world than many of those whom people in general take to be happy.


To keep oneself safe does not mean to bury oneself.


No action will be considered blameless, unless the will was so, for by the will the act was dictated.


The sun also shines on the wicked.


Whatever is well said by another, is mine.


Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.


No untroubled day has ever dawned for me.

  • adversity

A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.

  • suffering

So enjoy present pleasures as to not mar those to come.


A person's fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.

  • fear

Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.


Those that are a friend to themselves are sure to be a friend to all.


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


The courts of kings are full of people, but empty of friends.


If you wish to be loved; Love!


There's one blessing only, the source and cornerstone of beatitude -- confidence in self.


There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it.

  • gratitude

Happy the man who can endure the highest and the lowest fortune. He, who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity, has deprived misfortune of its power.


No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may mot be subdued by discipline.


Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.


If you live according to the dictates of nature, you will never be poor; if according to the notions of man, you will never be rich.


Fortune can take away riches, but not courage.

  • bravery

The fates lead the willing, and drag the unwilling.

  • fate

Whatever has overstepped its due bounds is always in a state of instability.


Even if it is to be, what end do you serve by running to distress?

  • expectation

There is a noble manner of being poor, and who does not know it will never be rich.

  • poverty

Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.

  • bravery

Nothing is void of God, his work is everywhere his full of himself.


Remove severe restraint and what will become of virtue?


What once were vices are manners now.


A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.


Do not ask for what you will wish you had not got.

  • prayer

Courage leads to heaven; fear leads to death.

  • bravery

We never reflect how pleasant it is to ask for nothing.


It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.


Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.


It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god.


Slavery takes hold of few, but many take hold of slavery.


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


But it is a pretty thing to see what money will do!

  • money

Fidelity purchased with money, money can destroy.


No one can be despised by another until he has learned to despise himself.

  • hate

A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty.


He who repents of having sinned is almost innocent.

  • forgiveness

That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather an ambition than a bounty.


No one is better born than another, unless they are born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition.


All art is an imitation of nature.


He is the most powerful who has himself, in his power.

  • power

The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave.

  • liberty

Other men's sins are before our eyes; our own are behind our backs.


Sovereignty over any foreign land is insecure.


No one is laughable who laughs at himself.

  • laughter

A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.

  • death

If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail.


It is the superfluous things for which men sweat.


Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.


Success consecrates the most offensive crimes.

  • success

When an author is too meticulous about his style, you may presume that his mind is frivolous and his content flimsy.


It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and prefer things in measure to things in excess.


Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.

  • anger

Disease is not of the body but of the place.


Those whom true love has held, it will go on holding.

  • love

Who can hope for nothing, should despair for nothing.


It is quality rather than quantity that matters.


One crime has to be concealed by another.

  • crime

What were once vices are the fashion of the day.


The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.

  • adversity

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


The pleasures of the palate deal with us like the Egyptian thieves, who strangle those whom they embrace.


A foolishness is inflicted with a hatred of itself.


Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.

  • friends

Philosophy does not regard pedigree, she received Plato not as a noble, but she made him one.


Those who boast of their descent, brag on what they owe to others.

  • ancestry

There is no delight in owning anything unshared.


Authority founded on injustice is never of long duration.

  • power

Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.


May be is very well, but Must is the master. It is my duty to show justice without recompense.


Nothing becomes so offensive so quickly as grief. When fresh it finds someone to console it, but when it becomes chronic, it is ridiculed, and rightly.

  • grief

Freedom is not being a slave to any circumstance, to any constraint, to any chance; it means compelling Fortune to enter the lists on equal terms.

  • freedom

I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.


It's the admirer and the watcher who provoke us to all the inanities we commit.


He who boasts of his descent, praises the deed of another.

  • ancestry

Why do I not seek some real good; one which I could feel, not one which I could display?


Modesty forbids what the law does not.


Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.

  • fate

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