Lucius Annaeus Seneca Quotes
Seneca the Younger (c. 4 BC – AD 65), fully Lucius Annaeus Seneca and also known simply as Seneca (/?s?n?k?/), was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and—in one work—humorist of the Silver Age of Latin literature. As a tragedian, he is best-known for his Medea and Thyestes.
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One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
Life's like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.
No one can be happy who has been thrust outside the pale of truth. And there are two ways that one can be removed from this realm: by lying, or by being lied to.
Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.
There is none made so great, but he may both need the help and service, and stand in fear of the power and unkindness, even of the meanest of mortals.