Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
The man enslaved to wealth can never be honest.
The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
My enemy is not the man who wrongs me, but the man who means to wrong me.
Sexual intercourse is a slight attack of apoplexy.
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.
Life unexamined, is not worth living.
Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.
The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is in discretion.
The brave man is not only he who overcomes the enemy, but he who is stronger than pleasures.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
The sweetest things become the most bitter by excess.
If your desires are not great, a little will seem much to you; for small appetite makes poverty equivalent to wealth.
More men have become great through practice than by nature.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
It is better to destroy one's own errors than those of others.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
You can tell the man who rings true from the man who rings false, not by his deeds alone, but also by 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.
Poverty in a democracy is as much to be preferred to what is called prosperity under despots, as freedom is to slavery.
The animal needing something knows how much it needs, the man does not.
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