I, too, like Seneca. Eight of his quotes appear in the Random Quotes database at MondayMorningMemo.com, along with four quotes from Marcus Aurelius.
Seneca was one of the later Stoics and Marcus Aurelius was the final one. I prefer these two, I think, because their perspectives are more refined than the earlier Stoics who preceded them by as much as 400 years.
If I remember correctly, I quoted Seneca and Marcus Aurelius in the Monday Morning Memo of January 6.
When Indy Beagle saw your email, he immediately began preparing some rabbit hole pages examining the influencers that led Zeno of Citium to launch the movement in 301 BC that we today know as Stoicism.
When Indy told me that it all traces back to Diogenes, I said “Indy, Diogenes of Babylon was born half a century after Zeno died.”
Indy said, “I’m talking about Diogenes the Cynic of Sinope, who explained Cynicism to Crates, who taught it to Zeno of Citium, who morphed it into what you and I know as Stoicism.”
When did dogs get so smart?
We very much look forward to meeting Katie the next time you and Sasha are in the States!