Couples are wholes and not wholes, what agrees disagrees, the concordant is discordant. From all things one and from one all things.
Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins and contrives presumptuous deeds.
When a man’s stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.
If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
I see the state of all of us who live, nothing more than phantoms or a weightless shadow.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.
Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them; he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best account.
Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends.
A man calumniated is doubly injured – first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it.
Seek not, my soul, the life of the immortals; but enjoy to the full the resources that are within thy reach.