Here are some of top Seneca’s quotes about friendship.
- “Ponder for a long time whether you shall admit a given person to your friendship; but when you have decided to admit him, welcome him with all your heart and soul. Speak as boldly with him as with yourself.” Letters from a Stoic 3
- “When friendship is settled, you must trust; before friendship is formed, you must pass judgment.” Letters from a Stoic 3
- “It is equally faulty to trust everyone and to trust no one. Yet the former fault is, I should say, the more ingenuous, the latter the more safe.” Letters from a Stoic 3
- “Cherish some man of high character, and keep him ever before your eyes, living as. if he were watching you, and ordering all your actions as if he beheld them.” Letters from a Stoic 11
- “A friend loves you, of course; but one who loves you is not in every case your friend.” Letter from a Stoic 35
- “I am not your friend unless whatever is at issue concerning you is my concern also. Friendship produces between us a partnership in all our interests.” Letter from a Stoic 48
- “And no one can live happily who has regard to himself alone and transforms everything into a question of his own utility; you must live for your neighbour, if you would live for yourself” Letter from a Stoic 48