Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
God has entrusted me with myself.
Silence is safer than speech.
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk.
Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.