Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (often known as Seneca the Younger or simply Seneca /ˈsɛnɪkə/; c. 4 BC – AD 65) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He was a tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero. While he was forced to commit suicide for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero, some sources state that he may have been innocent. His father was Seneca the Elder, his elder brother was Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeanus, and his nephew was the poet Lucan.

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca Quotes

Lucius Annaeus Seneca #Age

Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #Anger

Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #Anger #Best

The deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #Anger

Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #Anger

Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #Art #Nature

All art is but imitation of nature.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #Art #Power

To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #Art #Great

If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #Wisdom

No man was ever wise by chance.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #Best

Genius always gives its best at first prudence, at last.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #Birthday

A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #Birthday #Death #Fear

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #Business

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #Courage

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #Fear

A person's fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #Fear #Happiness

Where fear is, happiness is not.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #Fear #Great #Power

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 #Friendship

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #Future #Happiness

True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #Future

The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #God #Nature

Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune all these are names of the one and selfsame God.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #God

It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #God #Men

So live with men as if God saw you and speak to God, as if men heard you.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #God #Work

Nothing is void of God, his work is everywhere his full of himself.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #Good

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.