Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Lucius Annaeus Seneca Quotes

  • ''What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.''
    Seneca (c. 5-65), Roman writer, philosopher, statesman. attributed in Noctes Atticae, bk. 12, ch. 2, sct. 13, Aulus Gellius (second century A.D.).
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  • ''A large part of mankind is angry not with the sins, but with the sinners.''
    Seneca (c. 5 B.C.-65 A.D.), Roman writer, philosopher, statesman. De Ira, bk. 2, sct. 28.
  • ''The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.''
    Seneca (c. 5 B.C.-A.D. 65), Roman writer, philosopher, statesman. De Providentia, sect. 4.
  • ''Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.''
    Seneca (c. 5-65), Roman writer, philosopher, statesman. Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 83, sct. 18.
  • ''Most men ebb and flow in wretchedness between the fear of death and the hardship of life; they are unwilling to live, and yet they do not know how to die.''
    Seneca (4 B.C.-A.D. 65), Roman writer, philosopher, statesman. Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 4, sct. 6.
  • ''It is the superfluous things for which men sweat.''
    Seneca (c. 5-65), Roman writer, philosopher, statesman. Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 4, l. 11.
  • ''Whatever is well said by another, is mine.''
    Seneca (c. 5-65), Roman writer, philosopher, statesman. Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 16, sct. 7.
  • ''It makes a great deal of difference whether one wills not to sin or has not the knowledge to sin.''
    Seneca (c. 5B.C.-65A.D.), Roman writer, philosopher, statesman. Epistulae ad Lucilium, sct. 46, epistle 90.
  • ''The final hour when we cease to exist does not itself bring death; it merely of itself completes the death-process. We reach death at that moment, but we have been a long time on the way.''
    Seneca (4 B.C.-A.D. 65), Roman writer, philosopher, statesman. Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 24. Full name: Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
  • ''We often want one thing and pray for another, not telling the truth even to the gods.''
    Seneca (c. 5-65), Roman writer, philosopher, statesman. Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 95, sct. 2.

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