The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
As a man, casting off worn out garments taketh new ones, so the dweller in the body, entereth into ones that are new.
Know you not that a good man does nothing for appearance sake, but for the sake of having done right?
Whoever is going to listen to the philosophers needs a considerable practice in listening.
Don't explain your philosophy. Embody it.
It is our attitude toward events, not events themselves, which we can control. Nothing is by its own nature calamitous -- even death is terrible only if we fear it.
If a man would pursue Philosophy, his first task is to throw away conceit. For it is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he has a conceit that he already knows.