If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.
A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
Stranger, here you will do well to tarry; here our highest good is pleasure.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not.
I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know.
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.
Pleasure is the beginning and the end of living happily.
...snow is the beginning and the end of everything...
Don't fear god, Don't worry about death; What is good is easy to get, and What is terrible is easy to endure
Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul.
We must exercise ourselves in the things which bring happiness, since, if that be present, we have everything, and, if that be absent, all our actions are directed toward attaining it.
Justice... is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed.
Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
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