World Of Quotes

Quotes, Sayings, and Proverbs
 Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Quotes
70 Famous Quotes by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

No possession is gratifying without a companion. [Lat., Nullius boni sine sociis jucunda possessio est.]

Companionship Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (VI)

5 out of 5 stars
1 votes

There has never been any great genius without a spice of madness. [Lat., Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit.]

Insanity Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: De Tranquillitate Animi (XVII, 10)

5 out of 5 stars
1 votes

Whom they have injured they also hate. [Lat., Quos laeserunt et oderunt.]

Hatred Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: De Ira (bk. II, ch. 33)

5 out of 5 stars
3 votes

To preserve the life of citizens, is the greatest virtue in the father of his country. [Lat., Servare cives, major est virtus patriae patri.]

Patriotism Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: Octavia (444)

4 out of 5 stars
1 votes

He is ungrateful who denies that he has received a kindness which has been bestowed upon him; he is ungrateful who conceals it; he is ungrateful who makes no return for it; most ungrateful of all is he who forgets it. [Lat., Ingratus est, qui beneficium accepisse se negat, quod accepit: ingratus est, qui dissimulat; ingratus, qui non reddit; ingratissimus omnium, qui oblitus est.]

Ingratitude Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: De Beneficiis (III, 1)

4 out of 5 stars
10 votes

What is more insane than to vent on senseless things the anger that is felt towards men? [Lat., Quid est dementius quam bilem in homines collectam in res effundere.]

Insanity Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: De Ira (II, 26)

4 out of 5 stars
2 votes

If you judge, investigate; if you reign, command. [Lat., Si judicas, cognosce; si regnas, jube.]

Judges Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: Medea (CXCIV)

3 out of 5 stars
2 votes

He is not guilty who is not guilty of his own free will. [Lat., Haud est nocens, quicumque non sponte est nocens.]

Guilt Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: Hercules Oetoeus (886)

3 out of 5 stars
2 votes

What narrow innocence it is for one to be good only according to the law. [Lat., Quam angusta innocentia est, ad legem bonum esse.]

Innocence Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: De Ira (II, 27)

3 out of 5 stars
2 votes

Revenge is an inhuman word. [Lat., Inhumanum verbum est ultio.]

Revenge Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: De Ira (II, 31)

3 out of 5 stars
7 votes

Light troubles speak; immense troubles are silent. [Lat., Curae leves loquuntur, ingentes stupent.]

Trouble Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: Hippolytus (act II, sc. 3, l. 607)

3 out of 5 stars
1 votes

Leave in concealment what has long been concealed. [Lat., Latere semper patere, quod latuit diu.]

Secrecy Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: Oedipus (826)

2 out of 5 stars
2 votes

How much does great prosperity overspread the mind with darkness. [Lat., Quantum caliginis mentibus nostris objicit magna felicitas!]

Prosperity Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: De Brevitate Vitoe (XIII)

2 out of 5 stars
1 votes

The first art to be learned by a ruler is to endure envy. [Lat., Ars prima regni posse te invidiam pati.]

Royalty Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: Hercules Furens (CCCLIII)

2 out of 5 stars
1 votes

That grief is light which can take counsel. [Lat., Levis est dolor qui capere consilium potest.]

Grief Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: Medea (I, 55)

2 out of 5 stars
1 votes

We have suffered lightly, if we have suffered what we should weep for. [Lat., Levia perpessi sumus Si flenda patimur.]

Suffering Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: Agamemnon (665)

1 out of 5 stars
1 votes

Great men rejoice in adversity just as brave soldiers triumph in war. [Lat., Gaudent magni viri rebus adversis non aliter, quam fortes milites bellis.]

Adversity Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: De Providentia (IV)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune. [Lat., Ecce spectaculum dignum, ad quod respiciat intentus operi suo Deus. Ecce par Deo dignum, vir fortis cum mala fortuna compositus.]

Adversity Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: Lib. de Divina Providentia

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

If you wish another to keep your secret, first keep it to yourself.

Secrecy Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: Hippolytus (876)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

For I do not distinguish them by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge of the man.

Judgment Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: Of a Happy Life (ch. I), (L'Estrange's Abstract)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

It is never too late to turn from the errors of our ways: He who repents of his sins is almost innocent. [Lat., Nam sera nunquam est ad bonos mores via. Quem peonitet peccasse, paene est innocens.]

Repentance Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: Agamemnon (242)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

God never repents of what He has first resolved upon. [Lat., Nec unquam primi consilii deos peonitet.]

Repentance Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: De Beneficiis (VI, 23)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

The voice is nothing but beaten air. [Lat., Vox nihil aliud quam ictus aer.]

Voice Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: Naturalinum Quoestionum (bk. II)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Successful crime is dignified with the name of virtue; the good become the slaves of the impious; might makes right; fear silences the power of the law. [Lat., Prosperum ac felix scelus Virtus vocatur; sontibus patent boni; Jus est in armis, opprimit leges timor.]

Crime Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: Hercules Furens (CCLI)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Poison is drunk out of gold. [Lat., Venenum in auro bibitur.]

Poison Quotes, by Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , Source: Thyestes (III, 453)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes