Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world
Sexual intercourse is a slight attack of apoplexy.
The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is in discretion.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
Happiness does not reside in strength or money; it lies in rightness and many-sidedness.
It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
Life unexamined, is not worth living.
Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.
More men have become great through practice than by nature.
Men find happiness neither by means of the body nor through possessions, but through uprightness and wisdom.
You can tell the man who rings true from the man who rings false, not by his deeds alone, but also his desires.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
If your desires are not great, a little will seem much to you; for small appetite makes poverty equivalent to wealth.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
There are some men who are masters of cities but slaves to women.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
The sweetest things become the most bitter by excess.
Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains.
The first principles of the universe are atoms and empty space; everything else is merely thought to exist.
The animal needing something knows how much it needs, the man does not.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
It is better to destroy one's own errors than those of others.
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