Life Is Not Short, We Just Waste Most of It – a classic reading from Seneca’s ‘On the Shortness of Life’

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On the Shortness of Life is an essay written by Seneca, a roman statesman and Stoic philosopher, to his father-in-law Paulinus. In this passage Seneca responds to the common complaint that life is too short. He argues that life is long if one manages their time well, and that most people waste the majority of their time on pointless pursuits. On the Shortness of Life The following reading is from chapters 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 11, and 18 of Seneca’s On the Shortness of Life translated by John W. …

Twelve Philosophical Quotes on Life (With References)

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This page contains a collection of philosophical quotes on life, arranged in roughly chronological order. These quotes are all genuine and details about the author, book, chapter number, and translation are included where applicable. Quotes that begin with a section of bold text are my personal favourites. Without further ado, here are twelve (real) philosophical quotes on life: Socrates: The difficulty . . . is not to avoid death, but to avid unrighteousness; for that runs faster than death. – Plato, Apology, 28B, trans. Benjamin Jowett Socrates: The unexamined life …