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.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
The laws would not prevent each man from living according to his inclination, unless individuals harmed each other; for envy creates the beginning of strife.
The man who is fortunate in his choice of son-in-law gains a son; the man unfortunate in his choice loses his daughter also.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.