Lucius Annaeus Seneca the Younger 4BC – 65AD was an ancient Roman philosopher, statesman and dramatist. He was also a tutor and later adviser to the Roman Emperor Nero. 
‘All cruelty springs from weakness’ 
As long as you live, keep learning how to live’ 
‘A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand’ 
‘No man was ever wise by chance’ 
‘It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult’ 
‘It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor’ 
‘Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness’ 
‘If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable’ 
‘Life’s like a play; it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters’ 
‘Even after a bad harvest there must be sowing’ 
‘All art is but imitation of nature’ 
‘A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two’ 
‘Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end’ 
‘It is quality rather than quantity that matters’ 
‘Leisure without literature is death and burial alive’ 
‘No one is laughable who laughs at himself’ 
‘The greatest remedy for anger is delay’ 
‘The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity’ 
‘While we are postponing, life speeds by’ 
‘A man’s as miserable as he thinks he is’ 
‘If you wished to be loved; Love’ 
‘Every guilty person is his own hangman’ 
‘Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labour does the body’ 
‘He who is brave is free’ 
‘Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That is why it satisfies nobody’ 
‘When I think over what I have said, I envy dumb people’ 
‘It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatest’ 
‘We suffer more in imagination than in reality’ 
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