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.
My enemy is not the man who wrongs me, but the man who means to wrong me.
The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world
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.
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.
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.
There are some men who are masters of cities but slaves to women.
If your desires are not great, a little will seem much to you; for small appetite makes poverty equivalent to wealth.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
Poverty in a democracy is as much to be preferred to what is called prosperity under despots, as freedom is to slavery.
Happiness does not reside in strength or money; it lies in rightness and many-sidedness.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.
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.
The animal needing something knows how much it needs, the man does not.
Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.
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