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Biography - Seneca:

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

Quote

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
Seneca - Epistulae morales ad Lucilium



Note  

Note



Letter LXXI

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


Source: Epistulae morales ad Lucilium

Internet Archive - Seneca - Selected Philosophical letters (en)

Wikisource - Sénèque - Œuvres complètes (fr)



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

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Translation  

Translation

(French, German, Latin, Italian)


French
Il n'y a point de vent favorable pour qui ne sait pas dans quel port il veut entrer.”
Sénèque - Lettres à Lucilius

German
Wer den Hafen nicht kennt, in den er segeln will, für den ist kein Wind der richtige.”
Seneca - Epistulae morales ad Lucilium

Latin
Ignoranti quem portum petat nullus suus ventus est.”

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




See also  

See also...



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

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To progress, it is not enough to want to act, one must first know in which direction to act.”
Gustave Le Bon - Hier et demain. Pensées brèves

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

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




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Since I grew tired of the chase
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Beware of spitting against the wind!”
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The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.”
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Anger is the wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.”
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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.”
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The language of truth is simple.”
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All that is mine I carry with me.”
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Time reveals the truth.”
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No one can wear a mask for very long.”
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