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Seneca Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Seneca Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

Related topics: Motivational Wisdom Values Purpose Life-Purpose

It is not because life is difficult
that we do not dare.
Life is difficult
because we do not dare.
- Seneca

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.
- Seneca

Luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
- Seneca

 

If we let things terrify us,
life will not be worth living.
- Seneca

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.
- Seneca


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Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
- Seneca

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
- Seneca

Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage,
or my house when I propose to take a residence,
so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life.
- Seneca

While we teach, we learn.
- Seneca

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.
- Seneca

Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
- Seneca

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
- W. C. Fields

The man who is successful is the man who is useful.
- Bourke Cockran

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- The Bible

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
- the movie Braveheart

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

The timid man yearns for full value and demands a tenth.
The bold man strikes for double value and compromises on par.
- Mark Twain

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

If you stand up and be counted,
from time to time you may get yourself knocked down.
But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again.
A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
- Thomas J. Watson

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

Do not hire a man who does your work for money,
but him who does it for love of it.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man can do only what he can do.
But if he does that each day he can sleep at night
and do it again the next day.
- Albert Schweitzer

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't
It's almost a cinch you won't.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
- Anonymous

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

Before you criticize a man,
walk a mile in his shoes.
- Anonymous

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion
to his commitment to excellence,
regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
- Francis Bacon

He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.
- Mae West

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

Experience is not what happens to a man.
It is what a man does with what happens to him.
- Aldous Huxley


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