Lucius Annaeus Seneca Quotes

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

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.

Philosophy did not find Plato already a nobleman! it made him one.

To be philosophy’s slave is to be free.

I’ve been mixing with humanity today and feel the less humane in consequence.

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

There is nothing so bitter that a patient mind cannot find some solace for it.

It is easier to exclude harmful passions than to rule them, and to deny them admittance than to control them after they have been admitted.

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

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.