Lucius Annaeus Seneca Quote


Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Source/Notes:
Variation: "And so it matters not what is done or what is given [...] but rather the intention of the giver or agent". As quoted in: On Benefits by Lucius Annaeus Seneca, translated by Miriam Griffin, Brad Inwood, University of Chicago Press, 2011, p. 25
Picture Quote:



A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.  - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
More Lucius Annaeus Seneca Quotes
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Source/Notes:
As quoted in: Great thoughts from Latin authors (1884), Craufurd Tait Ramage, J. B. Alden, 1884, p. 571
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Source/Notes:
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
Picture Source: Wikimedia Commons
Lucius Annaeus SenecaShare on Facebook

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.

Quote of the day

Never say that marriage has more of joy than pain.
Euripides

Popular Authors

`