Seneca

4 BC - 65 AD

A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

No era is closed to great intellects. -Nullum saeculum magnis ingeniis clausum est

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A great man can come from a hut. -Potest ex casa magnus vir exire

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on greed and nature

For greed all nature is too little.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on anxiety, blessings, bravery, certainty, cheerfulness, constancy, contentment, darkness, dependence, duty, equality, fear, fortune, future, god, good, greatness, happiness, hope, indifference, joy, mankind, mind, people

True happiness is to understand our duties toward God and man; to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future; not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears, but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is abundantly sufficient; for he that is so wants nothing. The great blessings of mankind are with us, and within our reach; but we shut our eyes and, like people in the dark, fall foul of the very thing we search for without finding it. Tranquility is a certain equality of mind which no condition of fortune can either exalt or depress. There must be sound mind to make a happy man; there must be constancy in all conditions, a care for the things of this world but without anxiety; and such an indifference to the bounties of fortune that either with them or without them we may live content. True joy is serene. . . . The seat of it is within, and there is no cheerfulness like the resolution of a brave mind that has fortune under its feat. It is an invincible greatness of mind not to be elevated or dejected with good or ill fortune. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it be - without wishing for what he has not.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on god and happiness

Whatever is to make us better and happy, God has placed either openly before us or close to us.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Great is he who enjoys his earthenware as if it were plate, and not less great is the man to whom all plate is no more than earthenware.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on desires, happiness, and possessions

If you would make a man happy, do not add to his possessions but subtract from the sum of his desires.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: H. Eves Return to Mathematical Circles, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1988.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on age, architecture, belief, and happiness

Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 90

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

You roll my log, and I will roll yours.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on adversity, bravery, circumstances, and mind

The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man. . . . It is more powerful than external circumstances.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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