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Stoic Philosophy of Seneca: Essays and Letters          Dialogues and Essays (Oxford World's Classics)          Letters from a Stoic (Penguin Classics)          Six Tragedies (Oxford World's Classics)

Seneca the Younger – Philosopher
Lucius Annaeus Seneca was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He was tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero. Wikipedia
Born: 4 BC, Córdoba, Spain
Died: 65 AD, Rome, Italy
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A happy life is one which is in accord with its own nature.

— Seneca

An honest heart possesses a kingdom.

— Seneca

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

— Seneca

Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received.

— Seneca

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

— Seneca

Dangerous is wrath concealed. Hatred proclaimed doth lose its chance of wreaking vengeance.

— Seneca

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labour does the body.

— Seneca

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

— Seneca

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

— Seneca

If virtue precede us every step will be safe.

— Seneca

It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen; that is the common right of humanity.

— Seneca

It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.

— Seneca

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

— Seneca

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.

— Seneca

It is pleasant at times to play the madman.

— Seneca

It is quality rather than quantity that matters.

— Seneca

It should be our care not so much to live a long life as a satisfactory one.

— Seneca

Let tears flow of their own accord: their flowing is not inconsistent with inward peace and harmony.

— Seneca

Live among men as if God beheld you; speak to God as if men were listening.

— Seneca

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

— Seneca

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

— Seneca

My joy in learning is partly that it enables me to teach.

— Seneca

No person was ever wise by chance.

— Seneca

Not to feel one’s misfortunes is not human, not to bear them in not manly.

— Seneca

Nothing deters a good man from doing what is honourable.

— Seneca

One should count each day a separate life.

— Seneca

The best ideas are common property.

— Seneca

The expression of truth is simplicity.

— Seneca

The first step towards amendment is the recognition of error.

— Seneca

The greatest wealth is a poverty of desires.

— Seneca
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