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.
Both old and young alike ought to seek wisdom: the former in order that, as age comes over him, he may be young in good things because of the grace of what has been, and the latter in order that, while he is young, he may at the same time be old, because he has no fear of the things which are to come.
Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know.