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.
Sexual intercourse is a slight attack of apoplexy.
The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world
The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is in discretion.
Happiness does not reside in strength or money; it lies in rightness and many-sidedness.
Life unexamined, is not worth living.
It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Men find happiness neither by means of the body nor through possessions, but through uprightness and wisdom.
Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.
More men have become great through practice than by nature.
You can tell the man who rings true from the man who rings false, not by his deeds alone, but also his desires.
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.
If your desires are not great, a little will seem much to you; for small appetite makes poverty equivalent to wealth.
The first principles of the universe are atoms and empty space; everything else is merely thought to exist.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
The animal needing something knows how much it needs, the man does not.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.
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.
One should practice much sense, not much learning.
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