Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
Be as you wish to seem.
The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.
The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
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.