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

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.

Everything may happen.

For what else is Nature but God and the Divine Reason that pervades the whole universe and all its parts.

Happiness is founded upon virtue.

He is most powerful who has power over himself.

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

If wisdom were offered me with the proviso that I should keep it shut and refrain from declaring it, I should refuse. There’s no delight in owning anything unshared.

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.

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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