Lucius Annaeus Seneca Quotes (752 quotes)




Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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As quoted in: Great thoughts from Latin authors (1884), Craufurd Tait Ramage, J. B. Alden, 1884, p. 571
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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In Latin: "Confragosa in fastigium dignitatis via est." - Letter LXXXIV: On gathering ideas, line 13 - Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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As quoted in: What Great Men Think About Religion (1945), Ira D. Cardiff, p. 342
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Sera parsimonia in fundo est. - Letter I: On saving time, line 5 - Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Numquam vacat lascivire districtis, nihilque tam certum est quam otii vitia negotio discuti. - Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius)


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Nationality: Roman

Occupation: Statesman

Bio: Lucius Annaeus Seneca (often known simply as Seneca or Seneca the Younger) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He was tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero. While he was later forced to commit suicide for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero, the last of the Julio-Claudian emperors, he may have been innocent.

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