Seneca on Worrying

“He who indulges empty fears earns himself real fears.”

~ Seneca

Seneca on Worrying

“A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.”

~ Seneca

Seneca on Living Well

“Men do not care how nobly they live, but only for how long, although it is within the reach of every man to live nobly, but within no man’s power to live long.”

~ Seneca

Seneca on Worrying

“There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.”

~ Seneca

Seneca on Achievement

“Non est ad astra mollis e terris via” – “There is no easy way from the earth to the stars”

~ Seneca

Seneca on Quality of Life

“Life’s like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.”

~ Seneca

Seneca on Accomplishment

“Nothing is more disgraceful than that an old man should have nothing to show to prove that he has lived long, except his years.”

~ Seneca

Seneca on Silence

“It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence”

~ Seneca

Seneca on Entropy

“It would be some consolation for the feebleness of our selves and our works, if all things should perish as slowly as they come into being; but as it is, increases are of sluggish growth, but the way to ruin is rapid.”

~ Seneca

Seneca on Straying

“No one who goes astray affects himself alone, but rather will be the cause and instigator of someone else going astray.”

~ Seneca

Seneca on Direction

“As long as we wander at large, having no guide and following only the din and jarring cries of men calling us in different directions, our life will be spent in making errors, a life of little enough span even if we should work night and day for a sound understanding.”

~ Seneca

Seneca on Conformity

“Let us enquire what is the best, not what is the most customary, thing to do, and what establishes our claim to unending happiness, not what the rabble, that worst of truth’s exponents, has set its stamp of approval on.”

~ Seneca

Seneca on Weakness

“Every impulse to cruelty is born from weakness.”

~ Seneca

Seneca on Endurance

“We ought to know that what makes us struggle is the fault, not of our locations, but of ourselves: we are weak when anything has to be endured, and unable to bear toil or pleasure or ourselves or anything for any length of time.”

~ Seneca