Quotes by Seneca

We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly and without hesitation; for there is little grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.
– Seneca

The great thing is to know when to speak and when to keep quiet.
– Seneca the Younger

Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.
– Seneca

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

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

Whatever we give to the wretched, we lend to fortune.
– Seneca

The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All, therefore, that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.
– Seneca

The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.
– Seneca

Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own.
– Seneca

Fire tests gold, suffering tests brave men.
– Seneca

Luck never made a man wise.
-Seneca

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