Lucius Annaeus Seneca

304Lucius Annaeus Seneca Quotes

Roman Statesman

Lucius Annaeus Seneca was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature... (source)

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

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

A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature. view quote

Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war. view quote

A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant. view quote

Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today. view quote

A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. view quote

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

The wish for healing has always been half of health. view quote

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. view quote

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. view quote

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