Seneca the Younger, aka Seneca or Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Seneca the Younger, aka Seneca or Lucius Annaeus Seneca
c. 5 B.C.
65 A.D.

Roman Stoic Philosopher, Statesman, Dramatist, Humorist, Tutor and Advisor to Emperor Nero

Author Quotes

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.

It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor.

A good conscience enlists a multitude of friends; a bad conscience is distressed and anxious, even when alone.

It is quality rather than quantity that matters.

A good mind possesses a kingdom: a great fortune is a great slavery.

Live with men as if God saw you; converse with God as if men heard you.

All ferocity is born from weakness.

Most people are angry with the sinner, not the sin.

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

Nature’s needs are easily provided and ready to hand. It is the superfluous things for which men sweat.

Calamity is virtue’s opportunity.

No gratitude is felt for a benefit when it has lingered long in the hands of him who gives it, when the giver has seemed sorry to let it go, and has given it with the air of one who was robbing himself.

Disaster is Virtue’s opportunity.

No man can swim ashore and take his baggage with him.

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

Eternity consists of opposites.

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First Name
Seneca the Younger, aka Seneca or Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Birth Date
c. 5 B.C.
Death Date
65 A.D.
Bio

Roman Stoic Philosopher, Statesman, Dramatist, Humorist, Tutor and Advisor to Emperor Nero