Think on this doctrine, that reasoning beings were created for one another's sake that to be patient is a branch of justice, and that men sin without intending it.
How much trouble he avoids who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.
Let thy chief fort and place of defense be a mind free from passions. A stronger place and better fortified than this, hath no man.
Death hangs over thee, While thou still live, while thou may, do good.
Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already.
Never esteem anything as an advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.
Whatever may befall thee, it was preordained for thee from everlasting.
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
To them that ask, where have you seen the gods, or how do you know for certain there are gods, that you are so devout in their worship I answer Neither have I ever seen my own soul, and yet I respect and honor it.
We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.
Remember this, very little is needed to make a happy life.
The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unseen attack.