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.
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.
The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world.
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.
The brave man is not only he who overcomes the enemy, but he who is stronger than pleasures.
The man enslaved to wealth can never be honest.
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 wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
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. 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.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
More men have become great through practice than by nature.
Poverty in a democracy is as much to be preferred to what is called prosperity under despots, as freedom is to slavery.
Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains.
Happiness does not reside in strength or money; it lies in rightness and many-sidedness.
Good means not [merely] not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
It is better to destroy one's own errors than those of others.
The offender, who repents, is not yet lost.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
You can tell the man who rings true from the man who rings false, not by his deeds alone, but also by his desires.
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