Seneca The Younger


Delay not; swift the flight of fortune's greatest favors. -Seneca


What view is one likely to take of the state of a person's mind when his speech is wild and incoherent and knows no constraint? - Seneca


Living a long life requires only good fortune, but living a full life requires character. -Seneca


We must take care to live not merely a long life, but a full one. -Seneca


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


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


The acquisition of riches has been to many not an end to their miseries, but a change in them: The fault is not in the riches, but the disposition. -Seneca


Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life -- in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color. -Seneca