The whole is more than the sum of its parts.
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Education is the best provision for old age.
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
Persuasion is achieved by the speaker’s personal character when the speech is so spoken as to make us think him credible. We believe good men more fully and more readily than others: this is true generally whatever the question is, and absolutely true where exact certainty is impossible and opinions are divided.
Long-lived persons have one or two lines which extend through the whole hand; short-lived persons have two lines not extending through the whole hand.
We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.