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Quote of Seneca - If one does not know to...

Biography - Seneca:

Roman Stoic philosopher and statesman (Approximate years of birth and death).
Born: -4 - Died: 65
1st century
1st century BC
Place of birth: Spain

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.



Letter LXXI

Other version: "There is no favorable wind for the sailor who doesn't know where to go."

Quote source: Epistulae morales ad Lucilium

Internet Archive - Seneca - Selected Philosophical letters (en) 

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If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.

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(French, German, Latin, Italian)

Il n'y a point de vent favorable pour qui ne sait pas dans quel port il veut entrer.

Wer den Hafen nicht kennt, in den er segeln will, für den ist kein Wind der richtige.

Ignoranti quem portum petat nullus suus ventus est.

Nessun vento è favorevole per il marinaio che non sa a quale porto vuol approdare.

See also 

See also...

If you don't know where you are going any road can take you there.

To progress, it is not enough to want to act, one must first know in which direction to act.

Knowing where you want to go is a good start; but you have to show you are on your way.

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

Quotes for: wind


Quotes for: wind

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.

Since I grew tired of the chase
And search, I learned to find;
And since the wind blows in my face,
I sail with every wind.

The dunes change with the wind, but the desert remains the same.

The wind is rising!... We must try to live!

Beware of spitting against the wind!

The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.


Seneca also said...

A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.

The language of truth is simple.

Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
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A great part of progress consists in the desire to make progress.

Let the other side be heard as well.
Seneca / 

It takes the whole of life to learn how to live.

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