Lucius Annaeus Seneca Quotes

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

He who does garrison duty is as much soldier as he that is in the fighting line.

Gaius Caesar was passing along the Via Latina, when a man stepped out from the ranks of the prisoners, his grey beard hanging down even to his breast, and begged to be put to death. “What!” said Caesar,” are you alive now?”

Human society is like an arch, kept from falling by the mutual pressure of its parts.

Slavery holds few men fast; the greatest number hold fast their slavery.

You think, I suppose, that it is now in order for me to cite some examples of great men. No, I shall cite rather the case of a boy. The story of the Spartan lad has been preserved: taken captive while still a stripling, he kept crying in his Doric dialect, “I will not be […]

He who forbids not sin when he may, commands it.

No man is free who is a slave to the flesh.

We are all sinful. Therefore whatever we blame in another we shall find in our own bosoms.

There is no delight in owning anything unshared.