There are many outstanding people throughout Italy's history but I choose Lucius Annaeus Seneca for today's blog topic. Commonly known as Seneca, he was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and also remembered as a tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero. Seneca's teachings are just as pertinent and relevant today. Here are a few of my favorites along with a small sampling of favorite images from our Italian adventure:
True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.
All art is but imitation of nature.
Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
As long as you live, keep learning how to live.
Aloha -- Cathi