Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
All men’s souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.
One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him.
An honest man is always a child.
If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.