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Lucius Annaeus Seneca, the Younger popularly known as Seneca, was a  Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist from Roman origin at the time of Silver Age of Latin literature.

Born in Cordoba, Hispania, and raised in Rome. As a writer, Seneca is well known for his philosophical works, and for tragic stage plays. Here we will be reading stoic quotes by Seneca…

“It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.” – Seneca

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Stoic Quotes On Death

“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.” – Seneca

“Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods.” – Socrates

Stoic Quotes On Death

“This is our big mistake: to think we look forward to death. Most of death is already gone. Whatever time has passed is owned by death.” – Seneca

“He who fears death will never do anything worth of a man who is alive.” – Seneca

Stoic Quotes On Life

“You are scared of dying—and, tell me, is the kind of life you lead really any different than being dead?” – Seneca

“Wisdom lies in cheerful acceptance of whatever life throws at you.”

“While we wait for life, life passes.” – Seneca

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Stoic Quotes On Life

“We must take a higher view of all things, and bear with them more easily: it better becomes a man to scoff at life than to lament over it.” – Seneca

“I judge you unfortunate because you have never lived through misfortune. You have passed through life without an opponent—no one can ever know what you are capable of, not even you.” – Seneca

Stoic Quotes On Adversity

“The wise man is neither raised up by prosperity nor cast down by adversity; for always he has striven to rely predominantly on himself, and to derive all joy from himself.” – Seneca

“Cling tooth and nail to the following rule: not to give in to adversity, never to trust prosperity, and always take full note of fortune’s habit of behaving just as she pleases, treating her as if she were actually going to do everything it is in her power to do. Whatever you have been expecting for some time comes as less of a shock.” – Seneca

Stoic Quotes On Happiness

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing.” – Seneca

Stoic Quotes By Seneca

“Of all people only those are at leisure who make time for philosophy, only they truly live. Not satisfied to merely keep good watch over their own days, they annex every age to their own. All the harvest of the past is added to their store.” – Seneca

“A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.” – Seneca

“As each day arises, welcome it as the very best day of all, and make it your own possession. We must seize what flees.” – Seneca

“You need not look about for the reward of a just deed; a just deed in itself offers a still greater return.” – Seneca

“Whatever can happen at any time can happen today.” – Seneca

“We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca

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Stoic Quotes By Seneca

“We suffer more in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca

“We should not, like sheep, follow the herd of creatures in front of us, making our way where others go, not where we ought to go.” – Seneca

“We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca

“Until we have begun to go without them, we fail to realize how unnecessary many things are. We’ve been using them not because we needed them but because we had them.” – Seneca

“to err is human, but to persist (in the mistake) is diabolical.” – Seneca

Some More Stoic Quotes By Seneca

“To bear trials with a calm mind robs misfortune of its strength and burden.” – Seneca

“They lose the day in expectation of the night, and the night in fear of the dawn.” – Seneca

“There is no genius without a touch of madness.” – Seneca

“The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.” – Seneca

“The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable.” – Seneca

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“Set aside a certain number of days during which you shall be content with the scantiest and cheapest fare, with coarse and rough dress, saying to yourself the while, “Is this the condition that I feared?” – Seneca

Seneca Quotes Stoicism

“People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as it comes to squandering time they are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy.” – Seneca

“Nothing, to my way of thinking, is a better proof of a well ordered mind than a man’s ability to stop just where he is and pass some time in his own company.” – Seneca

“No person has the power to have everything they want, but it is in their power not to want what they don’t have, and to cheerfully put to good use what they do have.” – Seneca

“Many men will meet me who are drunkards, lustful, ungrateful, greedy, and excited by the frenzy of ambition.” – Seneca

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Seneca

“It’s not that we have little time, but more that we waste a good deal of it.” – Seneca

“It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.” – Seneca

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

“It does not matter what you bear, but how you bear it.” – Seneca

More Stoicism Quotes

“Inwardly, we ought to be different in every respect, but our outward dress should blend in with the crowd.” – Seneca

“If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.” – Seneca

“If one does not know which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” – Seneca

“If a man knows not which port he sails, no wind is favorable.” – Seneca

“How does it help…to make troubles heavier by bemoaning them?” – Seneca

“He who laughs at the human race deserves better of it than he who mourns for it, for the former leaves it some good hopes of improvement, while the latter stupidly weeps over what he has given up all hopes of mending.” – Seneca

“Hang on to your youthful enthusiasms.” – you’ll be able to use them better when you’re older.” – Seneca 

“Everyone faces up more bravely to a thing for which he has long prepared himself, sufferings, even, being withstood if they have been trained for in advance. Those who are unprepared, on the other hand, are panic-stricken by the most insignificant happenings.” – Seneca

“Associate with people who are likely to improve you. Welcome those who you are capable of improving. The process is a mutual one: men learn as they teach.” – Seneca 

Inspirational Stoic Quotes

We should not, like sheep, follow the herd of creatures in front of us, making our way where others go, not where we ought to go. – Seneca

Associate with people who are likely to improve you. Welcome those who you are capable of improving. The process is a mutual one: men learn as they teach. –  Seneca

As each day arises, welcome it as the very best day of all, and make it your own possession. We must seize what flees. – Seneca

Inwardly, we ought to be different in every respect, but our outward dress should blend in with the crowd. – Seneca

Deep Stoic Quotes

You are scared of dying — and, tell me, is the kind of life you lead really any different than being dead? – Seneca

You need not look about for the reward of a just deed; a just deed in itself offers a still greater return. – Seneca

Everyone faces up more bravely to a thing for which he has long prepared himself, sufferings, even, being withstood if they have been trained for in advance. Those who are unprepared, on the other hand, are panic-stricken by the most insignificant happenings. – Seneca

True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. – Seneca

Until we have begun to go without them, we fail to realize how unnecessary many things are. We’ve been using them not because we needed them but because we had them. – Seneca

We must take a higher view of all things, and bear with them more easily: it better becomes a man to scoff at life than to lament over it. – Seneca

He who laughs at the human race deserves better of it than he who mourns for it, for the former leaves it some good hopes of improvement, while the latter stupidly weeps over what he has given up all hopes of mending. – Seneca

Most Popular Seneca Quotes

“We suffer more in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca 

“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.” – Seneca 

“Silence is a lesson learned through life’s many sufferings.”- Seneca 

“How does it help…to make troubles heavier by bemoaning them?”- Seneca 

“It does not matter what you bear, but how you bear it.”- Seneca

“The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.”- Seneca

“The man who has anticipated the coming of troubles takes away their power when they arrive.”- Seneca

“We should not, like sheep, follow the herd of creatures in front of us, making our way where others go, not where we ought to go.”—Seneca 

“To bear trials with a calm mind robs misfortune of its strength and burden.” — Seneca 

“We should always allow some time to elapse, for time discloses the truth. “- Seneca 

“He who indulges in empty fears earns himself real fears.” – Seneca 

“It is better to conquer our grief than to deceive it.”- 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 

“Two elements must therefore be rooted out once for all, – the fear of future suffering, and the recollection of past suffering; since the latter no longer concerns me, and the former concerns me not yet.” – Seneca

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