We are more often frightened than hurt. -Seneca
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. -Seneca
A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand. -Seneca
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable. -Seneca
It is not that we are given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it. -Seneca
It is better to conquer our grief than to deceive it. -Seneca
He who indulges in empty fears earns himself real fears. -Seneca
We should always allow some time to elapse, for time discloses the truth. -Seneca
The things that are essential are acquired with little bother; it is the luxuries that call for toil and effort.
To bear trials with a calm mind robs misfortune of its strength and burden.