People sometimes rationalize their greed by saying that it is all for the good of their children but this is nothing but an excuse they use to make their despicable actions appear respectable and praiseworthy.
Sexual intercourse is a slight attack of apoplexy.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world
My enemy is not the man who wrongs me, but the man who means to wrong me.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is in discretion.
More men have become great through practice than by nature.
The brave man is not only he who overcomes the enemy, but he who is stronger than pleasures. Some men are masters of cities, but are enslaved to women.
Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.
Life unexamined, is not worth living.
Happiness does not reside in strength or money; it lies in rightness and many-sidedness.
We think there is color, we think there is sweet, we think there is bitter, but in reality there are atoms and a void.
Men have fashioned an image of Chance as an excuse for their own stupidity. For Chance rarely conflicts with intelligence, and most things in life can be set in order by an intelligent sharpsightedness.
It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
If your desires are not great, a little will seem much to you; for small appetite makes poverty equivalent to wealth.
Men find happiness neither by means of the body nor through possessions, but through uprightness and wisdom.
Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.
The animal needing something knows how much it needs, the man does not.
You can tell the man who rings true from the man who rings false, not by his deeds alone, but also his desires.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Poverty in a democracy is as much to be preferred to what is called prosperity under despots, as freedom is to slavery.
Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains.
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