Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul.
A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need.
The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd.
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.
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.
Justice… is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed.
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.