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 not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
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.
Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men.
I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.
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.
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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