Lucius Seneca was a roman philosopher who I recently came across. And after buying a book, which holds a number of letters he wrote to his friend and student, I am amazed!
Some of the quotes you hear in everyday conversation, is actually Lucius Seneca’s quotes. Stuff like:
“A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.”
It’s the thought that counts, not the gift.
“A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand”
Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.
Anyway, I’m easily sidetracked and could be sitting here looking up quotes the entire evening before I realized I was doing something else.
- This book is something like, the greatest book of advices ever written. It’s a 2000 year old guy, who’s talking to another 2000 year old guy, and what they discuss, is just as relevant today, as it was then.
I strongly recommend anyone who has a slight interest in life, to read “Letters from a stoic”
Let me leave you with this Seneca quote: “A man’s as miserable, as he think’s he is”