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.
Quotes by Seneca…
Why does no man confess his vices? Because he is yet in them. It is for a waking man to tell his dream.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
How can a soul which misunderstands itself have a sure idea of other creatures?
Who teaches men to be grateful pleads the cause not only of men, but of the gods for they, being placed above all desires, cannot be of want of anything, yet we can nevertheless offer them our gratitude.