Seneca was a Roman dramatist, statesman, and Stoic philosopher. He was also Nero’s tutor and advisor.
Very little is known about his early life, except that he was born in Cordoba in 4 BC. According to Miriam Griffin, one of his biographers, there is no enough information on his life before 41 AD. In 65 AD, he was suspected of being involved in the conspiracy to kill Nero, and Nero forced Seneca to commit suicide.
No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.— Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.— Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.— Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Consider, when you are enraged at any one, what you would probably think if he should die during the dispute.— Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Every guilty person is his own hangman.— Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.— Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand.— Lucius Annaeus Seneca
He who decides a case without hearing the other side, though he decide justly, cannot be considered just.— Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Medea