10 wise quotes from Seneca

Seneca was a Roman stoic. He was born in Spain over 2,000 years ago and was educated in Rome. His writings and sayings are full of wisdom and still relevant today more than ever. 

We have compiled some of his most famous and best quotes below. Keep checking back as more quotes are added every week. 

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We suffer more in imagination than in reality.
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If a man knows not which port he sails, no wind is favorable.
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No person has the power to have everything they want, but it is in their power not to want what they don’t have, and to cheerfully put to good use what they do have.
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Nothing, to my way of thinking, is a better proof of a well ordered mind than a man’s ability to stop just where he is and pass some time in his own company.
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He who fears death will never do anything worth of a man who is alive.
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Life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present, and fear the future.
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I judge you unfortunate because you have never lived through misfortune. You have passed through life without an opponent—no one can ever know what you are capable of, not even you.
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How does it help…to make troubles heavier by bemoaning them?
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People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as it comes to squandering time they are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy.
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This is our big mistake: to think we look forward to death. Most of death is already gone. Whatever time has passed is owned by death.
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