Seneca’s ‘On The Shortness Of Life’ In A 21st Century Context

Seneca the Younger (5 BC – 65 AD) was a Stoic philosopher and advisor to the emperor Nero. His fascinating life came to a rather abrupt halt when he was told to commit suicide following accusations of his involvement in a famous plot to kill Nero, although it is commonly accepted that Seneca was probably innocent. His book ‘On The Shortness Of Life’, rather poetically, concerns the way in which humans might make proper use of the ample time nature provides us with to live a fulfilled life. We never quite know when everything will come to an end. If you […]

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10 Philosophical Quotes That Just Might Change Your Life

Philosophy Quotes

  This week I stumbled across a snippet from the celebrated thinker Lao Tzu. The particular insight made a lasting impression on me – as you would imagine, having been written by the man whose name meant ‘Old Master’. Nevertheless, it got me thinking – what really are the most profound philosophical quotes to ever have been proclaimed? After scouring the Internet, I have compiled below a list of philosophically enlightening tidbits, that, when taken to heart, just might change your life. Of course, if you can think of any great examples of quotes or musings that personally resonated with you […]

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