It is godlike ever to think on something beautiful and on something new.

Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.

No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.

Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.

The pride of youth is in strength and beauty the pride of old age is in discretion.

Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.

By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.

The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.

Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.

Tis hard to fight with anger but the prudent man keeps it under control.

Many much-learned men have no intelligence.

Men find happiness neither by means of the body nor through possessions, but through uprightness and wisdom.

If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.

The friendship of one intelligent man is better than that of all the unintelligent.

Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.

To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.

It is better to destroy one's own errors than those of others.

The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world.

More men have become great through practice than by nature.

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.

It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.

Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.

Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.

Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains.

It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.

Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.

It is better to correct your own faults than those of another.

Word is a shadow of a deed.

I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia.

Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.

Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.

Believe not everything, but only what is proven: the former is foolish, the latter the act of a sensible man. Fools are shaped by the gifts of chance, but those who understand these things, by the gifts of wisdom.

Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.

Men should strive to think much and know little.