Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Seneca the Younger (c. 4 BC – AD 65), fully Lucius Annaeus Seneca and also known simply as Seneca, 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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The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.

The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man... It is more powerful than external circumstances.

The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave.

Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment.

That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather an ambition than a bounty.

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

Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life which fade and are tasteless without it.

Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel he ends by having many acquaintances but no friends.

It is another's fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do not give. To find one thankful man I will oblige a great many that are not so.

A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.

Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism.

I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives.

A person's fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin.

Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.

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