What a 2.000 year old roman had to teach me!

SenecaThere’s this roman who lived about 2.000 years ago and yes, I know.. The same time as the guy who walked on water and stuff – But it’s not that guy.

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”

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3 Kommentarer til What a 2.000 year old roman had to teach me!

  1. bla skriver:

    wisdom is timeless, i am sure they had similar stuff thousand years before him. and people will look back thousand years from now, because we, which i mean the majority, dont learn, or rather, become wise ourselves.

  2. marc skriver:

    “This book is something like, the greatest book of advices ever written”

    I admire your passion, but you, yourself, need to learn to write if you want to be taken seriously.

  3. admin skriver:

    Not sure I’m following you on that one Marc.
    Is it the poor construction of the sentence you are talking about?

    - If so, let me respond with yet another quote: “It’s a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word”

    Or to transfer the quote into this specific scenario, does it really matter how the sentence is constructed as long as you undertand it’s meaning? :)

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