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.
Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.
Every guilty person is his own hangman.
He who decides a case without hearing the other side, though he decide justly, cannot be considered just.
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand.
Consider, when you are enraged at any one, what you would probably think if he should die during the dispute.
No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.