Seneca the Elder Quotes

Nothing is infinite.
Seneca the Elder (Suasoriae - Chapter I)
Know this, that he that is a friend to himself, is a friend to all men.
Seneca the Elder
It is wrong not to give a hand to the fallen. This right is common to the whole human race.
Seneca the Elder (Controversiae - Book I)
Some laws are not written, but are more decisive than any written law.
Seneca the Elder (Controversiae - Book I)
Love is more easily quenched than moderated.
Seneca the Elder
Let us live – we must die.
Seneca the Elder (Controversiae - Book II)
Will you forbid me to weep when I have seen a man in trouble?... Our emotions are not in our power to control.
Seneca the Elder
The whole world would have been destroyed if pity did not put an end to anger.
Seneca the Elder (Controversiae - Book I)
If you want to be loved, love.
Seneca the Elder
It is the sign of a great spirit to be moderate in prosperity.
Seneca the Elder (Suasoriae - Chapter I)

Seneca the Elder Biography

Born: 54 BCE
Died: 39 ACE

Seneca the Elder was a Roman rhetorician and writer. He is most commonly known as being the father of Seneca, or Seneca the Younger.

Notable Works

Controversiae
Suasoriae

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