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15 Inspirational Quotes From A Roman Philosopher – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Often known as ‘Seneca the Younger’, Lucius was a Roman philosopher and statesman. During his lifetime he was a spirited essayist and an advisor to Roman emperor Nero.  Although his life was controversial and his death a popular subject for historians and artists alike, he left us with some great knowledge. Here are 15 inspirational quotes from Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.”

 

“True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.”

 

“No man was ever wise by chance.”

 

“Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.”

 

“It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.”

 

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.”

 

“The greatest remedy for anger is delay.”

 

“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.”

 

“True praise comes often even to the lowly; false praise only to the strong.”

 

“The way is long if one follows precepts, but short..if one follows patterns.”

 

“Life’s like a play; it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.”

 

“A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.”

 

“Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it.”

 

“It is quality rather that quantity that matters.”

 

“A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand.”

 

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