Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
It is quality rather than quantity that matters.
A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
No man was ever wise by chance.
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
We never reflect how pleasant it is to ask for nothing.
It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.
Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca — quotes and aphorisms
Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.
Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.
True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.