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…

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

Seneca (4 B.C.E. – 65 A.D.)

If you devote your time to study, you will avoid all the irksome things of life, and you will not long for the approach of night, being tired of the day, and you will not be a burden to yourself, and your company will be acceptable to others.

Seneca (4 B.C.E. – 65 A.D.)