A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand.
All art is but imitation of nature.
All cruelty springs from weakness.
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
As long as you live, keep learning how to live.
Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.
Hang on to your youthful enthusiasms – you’ll be able to use them better when you’re older.
He who is brave is free.
If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.
It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable.
Leisure without books is death, and burial of a man alive.
Life is long, if you know how to use it.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
No man was ever wise by chance.
Only time can heal what reason cannot.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
The mind unlearns with difficulty what it has long learned.
To wish to be well is a part of becoming well.
We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.
Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.