Lucius Annaeus Seneca Quotes

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 B.C.E. – 65 A.D.)

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 B.C.E. – 65 A.D.) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist. Seneca was born in Hispania, and raised in Rome, where he was trained in rhetoric and philosophy. As a writer Seneca is known for his philosophical works and for his plays, which are all tragedies. His prose works include a dozen essays and one hundred and twenty-four letters dealing with moral issues. These writings constitute one of the most important bodies of primary material for ancient Stoicism.

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Quotes by Seneca…

The mind is never right but when it is at peace within itself: the spirit is in heaven even while it is in the flesh, if it be emptied of its imperfections, and taken up with divine thoughts and contemplation.

Seneca (4 B.C.E. – 65 A.D.)

The sovereign good of a man is a mind that subjects all things to itself, and is itself subject to nothing. Such a man’s pleasures are modest and reserved, and it may be a question whether he goes to heaven or heaven comes to him.

Seneca (4 B.C.E. – 65 A.D.)

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