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Seneca Quotes

(4 B.C. 65 A.D.), Spanish-born Roman Statesman, philosopher

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.

Category: Freedom

Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.

Category: Friends And Friendship

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

Category: Friends And Friendship

It is the superfluous things for which men sweat.

Category: Futility

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

Category: Gifts

There is no delight in owning anything unshared.

Category: Giving

We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.

Category: Giving

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

Category: Glutton

If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him.

Category: Goals

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

Category: Goals

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.

Category: Goals

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

Category: God

It is another's fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do not give. To find one thankful man, I will oblige a great many that are not so.

Category: Gratitude

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

Category: Gratitude

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

Category: Gratitude