more from Seneca the Younger

Single Idea 13321

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / A. Value / 2. Values / f. Love]

Full Idea

Can anything be sweeter than to find that you are so dear to your wife that this makes you dearer to yourself?

Gist of Idea

Is anything sweeter than valuing yourself more when you find you are loved?


Seneca the Younger (Letters from a Stoic [c.60], 104)

Book Reference

Seneca: 'Letters from a Stoic (Selections)', ed/tr. Campbell,Robin [Penguin 1969], p.185

A Reaction

Another lovely penetrating remark from Seneca. I suppose a symptom of low self-esteem might be 'why does she love someone as worthless as me?', but that would be unusual.