More men have become great through practice than by nature.
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity
Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry
It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all
If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it
Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains
Men should strive to think much and know little.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.
Happiness does not reside in strength or money; it lies in rightness and many-sidedness
I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia
Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss
Happiness resides not in posessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
HAPPINESS RESIDES NOT IN POSSESSIONS, AND NOT IN GOLD, HAPPINESS DWELLS IN THE SOUL.
Men have fashioned an image of Chance as an excuse for their own stupidity. For Chance rarely conflicts with intelligence, and most things in life can be set in order by an intelligent sharpsightedness.
Disease of the home and of the life comes about in the same way as that of the body.
We know nothing accurately in reality, but as it changes according to the bodily condition, and the constitution of those things that flow upon and impinge upon it.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
Coition is a slight attack of apoplexy. For man gushes forth from man, and is separated by being torn apart with a kind of blow.
Man is a universe in little.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
The animal needing something knows how much it needs, the man does not.
The brave man is not only he who overcomes the enemy, but he who is stronger than pleasures. Some men are masters of cities, but are enslaved to women.