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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Lucius Annaeus Seneca


One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.

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#Beautiful #Friendship #Most #Qualities #True #Understand


The wish for healing has always been half of health.

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#Half #Healing #Health #Wish


True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.

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#Amuse #Enjoy #Future #Happiness #Present #True


It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.

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#Great #Greatness #Heights #Road #Rough


Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.

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#Common #False #False Religions #People #Religion #Rulers #True #True Religion #Wise #Wise People


A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

#Birthday #Consists #Gift #Giver #Intention


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

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#Business #Port #Sailing #Wind


Life's like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.

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#Acting #Excellence #Matters


Love in its essence is spiritual fire.

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#Essence #Fire #Love #Spiritual


Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.

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#Himself #Power #Powerful


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.

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#Removed #Thrust


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.

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#Matched


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.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

#Words Of Wisdom


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.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

#Mortals


Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.

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#Poverty #Wants