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Lucius Annaeus Seneca Quotes

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

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.

If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail.

If you judge, investigate.

If you wished to be loved, love.

If you would judge, understand.

Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence, but wise men see it beyond both existence and non-existence to something that transcends them both; this is an observation of the Middle Way.

In war there is no prize for runner-up.

In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence of arms on Divine guidance, he no longer deserves victory.

It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.

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.

It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing.

It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.

It is quality rather than quantity that matters.

It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.

It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.

It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.

It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god.