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Biography - Seneca:

Roman Stoic philosopher and statesman (Approximate years of birth and death).
Born: -4 - Died: 65
Period:
1st century
1st century BC
Place of birth: Spain
Spain

A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.



Note 

Note



"Meanwhile I follow nature, which is a point upon which every one of the Stoic philosophers are agreed : true wisdom consists in not departing from nature and in moulding our conduct according to her laws and model. A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature, and cannot be brought about unless in the first place the mind be sound and remain so without interruption, and next, be bold and vigorous, enduring all things with most admirable courage, suited to the times in which it lives, careful of the body and its appurtenances, yet not troublesomely careful."


Source: De Vita Beata

Internet archive - Seneca - Minor dialogues, together with the dialogue On clemency (en) 

Wikisource - Sénèque - Œuvres complètes (fr) 



A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
La vie heureuse, c'est donc celle qui est en accord avec sa propre nature.

German
Glückselig also ist ein Leben, welches mit seiner Natur in Einklang steht.




See also 

See also...



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