☆ On the Shortness of Life || ✓ PDF Read by ↠ Seneca
Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM By Seneca

The Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living, the importance of reason and morality, and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and timeless wisdom.Throughout history, some books have changed the world They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other They have inspired deThe Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living, the importance of reason and morality, and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and timeless wisdom.Throughout history, some books have changed the world They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted They have enriched lives and destroyed them.Now, Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are Penguin s Great Ideas series features twelve groundbreaking works by some of history s most prodigious thinkers, and each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type drive design that highlights the bookmaker s art Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped the world.
  • Title: On the Shortness of Life
  • Author: Seneca
  • ISBN: 9780141018812
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Paperback

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Glenn Russell Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
The great Roman philosopher, statesman, dramatist Seneca ( BC 4 – AD 64) wrote many letters encouraging friends to apply themselves to the task of living a free, wise, tranquil and joyful life. On the Shortness of Life is one of my personal favorites since Seneca, ever the true eclectic, brilliantly draws from the various streams of ancient wisdom: Stoic, Epicurean, Platonic, Skeptic, and Cynic, as he addresses some of the most important questions we face as humans. Below are several quotes al [...]
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BillKerwin Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
Now that I've read a few philosophical essays by Seneca the Younger, I am inclined to believe every bad thing I have ever heard about him.Before this, I've cut him some slack. Sure, he—along with his cronies, one of whom was Burrus, prefect of the Praetorian Guard—ruled Rome during his pupil Nero's young manhood, but the edicts and laws of this period are much more humane than the bloody despotic measures which followed. True, his The Pumpkinification of Claudius—a vicious satire attacking [...]
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Florencia Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
The problem, Paulinus, is not that we have a short life, but that we waste time.Life is long and there is enough of it for satisfying personal accomplishments if we use our hours well.But when time is squandered in the pursuit of pleasure or vain idleness, when it is spent with no real purpose, the finality of death fast approachesThat notion is the book. You surely used different ways to rephrase the essence of your thoughts, Seneca, which are mainly intended to point out that despite our whiny [...]
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Abubakar Mehdi Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
This is an excellent philosophical essay written by Seneca, one of the most significant Roman philosophers and one whom we might call the father of Stoicism. The problem is simple, we are never content and happy with our lives and at the end we think it was too short. The solution is even simpler; we must start living today. We must find pleasure in today rather then burn the midnight’s oil for a better tomorrow. Seneca is very pissed off on those who waste their present, for the sake of past [...]
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Sara Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
It is amazing how something written so long ago can have such relevance today. I found this essay really inspiring is a good quote:"Life is long enough, and it has been given in sufficiently generous measure to allow the accomplishment of the very greatest things if the whole of it is well invested. But when it is squandered in luxury and carelessness, when it is devoted to no good end, forced at last by the ultimate necessity we perceive that it has passed away before we were aware that it was [...]
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Amir Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
داشتن یک فلسفه مشخص باعث می شه آدم زندگیش نظم بهتری داشته باشه و خیلی راحت تصمیمات درستی رو (مطابق با اون فلسفه) بگیره. سنکا یکی از بزرگان فلسفه رواقی بوده و اساس فلسفه رواقی برا آرامش بنا شده. در همین راستا فیلسوفان رواقی اصولی رو پیدا و ترویج کردن که به کار گرفتنشون فارغ از هر [...]
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Paradoxe Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
Ποιος είμαι εγώ για να μιλήσω για το Σενέκα;Αν κάποιος με ρωτούσε μερικές ημέρες πριν τι είναι η φιλοσοφία, ποια η φύση της, πιθανότατα θα έπιανα ίσως κάποιο παλμό, ή όχι. Είμαι ένας επιδερμικός ερευνητής, τίποτα περισσότερο. Αυτό το βιβλίο είναι η Φιλοσοφία, δεν είναι χάρτης, [...]
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Pavle Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
Po svemu sudeći, Seneka je bio nešto kao lajf kouč antičkog Rima. Jedan od osnivača stoicizma, njegova filozofija je vrlo zdravorazumska i uglavnom se svodi, barem u esejima prisutnim u ovoj knjižici, na pokušaj razumevanja ljudskog odnosa prema vremenu i sopstvenim životima. Iako mu je svaka apsolutno na mestu, a glas elokventan i nekako nežan, ne mogu da kažem da sam nešto oduševljen, pošto te ideje uglavnom ne pripadaju baš naročito visoko intelektualnom spektru filozofije. Kao [...]
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Frankie Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
This is, so to speak, Seneca the Younger's greatest hits album. The first "On the Shortness of Life" is probably his most popular, but I prefer the last "On Tranquillity of Mind". I realize there has been some apprehension for Seneca because of his supposed dissipation and association with Nero. I simply don't believe these details are historically accurate. Not only is history written by the victors, and we all know of what distortions the Roman empire was capable, but being on the staff of a d [...]
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Priyanka Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
Haven’t we found ourselves, at some point or the other, wondering how we are not given enough time in which to live. But is this really true? Or are we just gripped by an insatiable greed and a laborious dedication to useless tasks mistakenly calling them productivity and a busyness which is nothing but the surest distraction from living.“… you don’t notice how much time has already passed, but squander it as though you had a full and overflowing supply – though all the while that very [...]
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Daniel Clausen Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
A great book on making the most of your timeenough said?
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Ryan Holiday Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
As a general rule, avoid any translation of a classic work that comes up with its own new title. It normally means that the author is trying to appeal to contemporary readers more than the spirit of the original work. They'd rather have some catchy name than describe it as the anthology it actually is. This was the reason I was skeptical of reading On the Shortness of Life since Seneca wrote no such collection (it's the title of one of his essays) but I was thankfully proven wrong. Although ther [...]
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André Bueno Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
I really like this read. I compiled some of my favorite quotes and organized them by order of importance, in my opinion of course. My favorite ones follow:“You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire”“You live as if you were destined to live forever, no thought of your frailty ever enters your head, of how much time has already gone by you take no heed. You squander time as if you drew from a full and abundant supply, though all the while that day w [...]
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Emanuel Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
Eu queria mais, soube-me a pouco. Ainda assim foi uma leitura tremendamente triste. Não porque o conteúdo o seja ou me tenha debatido com alguma ideia em particular. Foi antes um constatar, passaram-se quase dois mil anos e a humanidade fez um trabalho medíocre no tratamento do Tempo. Continuamos a debater-nos com as questões apontadas por Séneca (ou deveríamos).Aprendemos a vender e comprar tempo, ninguém nos ensinou a vivê-lo. Os milénios passam, a brevidade da vida é cada vez mais e [...]
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Wiebke (1book1review) Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
This was super interesting and fascinating how much is still true today. I had many thoughts which I explain in a rather long video for such a short book, so forgive me for just linking that here.youtube/watch?v=mPo4r (7:34)
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Kevin Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
This is a very short book, really a collection of three letters. The first one is primarily cautioning a friend about getting caught up in "life" - meaning the demands and expectations placed on us, and the forum for empty ambitions that the business of the world provides - to the detriment of our contentment or long-term happiness. A classic analogy from this letter is that one who is old has not really necessarily lived long, any more than one who embarks on a ship and is tossed around on the [...]
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Graham Mumm Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
This is a book everyone should read at least once a year. Don't let the little time you have slip away“The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today… The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.”
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Rebecca Washecheck Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
I was wary of this, as a sexily recovered, retitled thing that looks like something you'd read on a train to look clever--but it really is a wholesome anthology of 3 essays and letters from the justly beloved Seneca. Deeply satisfying and soothing advice, tremendously timeless (if you set aside issues like forums and slaves, or find a good metaphor to translate these), and as peaceful as watching The Frugal Gourmet was when I was tiny--I feel like Seneca is the sage parent we all wish we had, wh [...]
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Mario Tomic Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
Nearly every sentence of this book could be a quote for an inspirational poster. It's one of the best books I've read on the value of ones time, Stoicism in general is one of my favorite philosophy schools especially Seneca and Marcus Aurelius. Definitely check out this book, it's easy to read and understand while still being so powerful. I've read it 2 times in a row just because there's so much value concentrated in such a short book.
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Eadweard Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. But when it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no good activity, we are forced at last by death’s final constraint to realize that it has passed away before we knew it was passing. So it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wast [...]
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rahul Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
OzymandiasBY PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEYI met a traveller from an antique land, Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed; And on the pedestal, these words appear: My name is Ozymandias, King [...]
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Asounani Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
Sublime mientras tú estás ocupado huye a prisa la vida
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Eat.Sleep.Lift.Read. Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
A splendid book. A splendid translation. Splendid advice. An essential read.
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Anna H Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
4.5 stars (only dinging a half star b/c the middle selection wasn't as good as the first and last essays)A good read for the early part of the year as a time of goal-setting and re-prioritizing. Stoicism is gaining a new 21st Century following in our highly politicized, social-media driven, anxiety-ridden culture. Reading the work of Seneca is a nice antidote to a poisonous mental and spiritual atmosphere. A great book for everyone to read, re-read and keep handy.
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Μιχάλης Μανωλιός Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
Καλό και διαχρονικό, βέβαια, όμως προσωπικά το βρήκα να μιλάει για πράγματα πολύ γνωστά, στο όριο του προφανούς. Συστήνεται πάντως μετά βαΐων και κλάδων σε μια τεράστια μερίδα συνανθρώπων μας που "δεν προλαβαίνουν", επειδή "η δουλειά προέχει", φοβούνται ότι "θα κοιτάνε τους τ [...]
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Nick Klagge Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
I really loved this book. As so often happens on with books I really loved, I waited forever to write the review because I felt like I really needed time to do it justice; unsurprisingly, the result is that I now have less access to the specifics of the book than if I had just written the damn thing right away.I bought this book on a total whim. I was in New York for business, and had brunch with my brothers and sister in law the morning before my flight. I had a little time to kill before I ne [...]
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Mike Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
It is more difficult for us to attain leisure from ourselves than from the law, Seneca writes, noting that the law does not draft a soldier after the age of fifty, nor call a man to the Senate after the age of sixty. The specifics may vary, depending on time and place, but his point is well-taken: we do not use our time wisely. Those of us who are ‘engrossed’, Seneca says, move passively from entertainment to entertainment; but when there is no gladiatorial spectacle scheduled, no fine banqu [...]
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Yulenka Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
My friend bought this book for me and it's probably one of the best book recommendations I've had in a while. It's just filled with life lessons, and titbits of applicable advice. Although at times the anecdotes are a little thick to wade through, the overarching ideas and themes are sound. I wouldn't have expected a book like this (just because I tend to not read this genre of literature) to change the way I thought about time and life, but it did. Good read to take notes on and discuss. Actual [...]
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Amy Alkon Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
I've long valued the thinking of the Stoic philosopher Seneca (along with his fellow stoic Epictetus), but the additionally wonderful thing about this book is the form it comes in. Beautifully done little paperback edition by Penguin with an inlaid-print cover -- only about $7 new at .
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Ahmad Hossam Sep 15, 2019 - 14:15 PM
Witty as could be, Seneca is a first-class satirist - his advice resonates now in the digital media more than ever.“It is not that we have a short space of time, but that we waste much of it.
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On the Shortness of Life By Seneca The Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living, the importance of reason and morality, and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and timeless wisdom.Throughout history, some books have changed the world They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other They have inspired deThe Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living, the importance of reason and morality, and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and timeless wisdom.Throughout history, some books have changed the world They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted They have enriched lives and destroyed them.Now, Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are Penguin s Great Ideas series features twelve groundbreaking works by some of history s most prodigious thinkers, and each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type drive design that highlights the bookmaker s art Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped the world.

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