Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate in a particular manner by the necessity of the divine nature.
We feel and know that we are eternal.
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil.
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused.