Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.
Life is warfare.
The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin.
Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.
It is quality rather than quantity that matters.
That moderation which nature prescribes, which limits our desires by resources restricted to our needs, has abandoned the field; it has now come to this -- that to want only what is enough is a sign both of boorishness and of utter destitution.
It is the constant fault and inseparable evil quality of ambition, that it never looks behind it.
Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.
Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.
Leisure without literature is death and burial alive.
Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.
Nothing is so contemptible as the sentiments of the mob.
Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That is why it satisfies nobody.
Philosophy does not regard pedigree, she received Plato not as a noble, but she made him one.