It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life.
Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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?
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
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.
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
Stranger, here you will do well to tarry; here our highest good is pleasure.
The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd.
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.
I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.
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.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not.
Snow is the beginning and the end of everything.
Justice... is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed.
There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men.
Don't fear god, Don't worry about death; What is good is easy to get, and What is terrible is easy to endure
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
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