There's nothing more insufferable than people who boast about their own humility.
If any man despises me, that is his problem. My only concern is not doing or saying anything deserving of contempt.
We are the other of the other.
You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long.
There is nothing more shameful than perfidious friendship.
And he who pursues pleasure will not abstain from injustice, and this is plainly impiety.
It is a shameful thing for the soul to faint while the body still perseveres.
Love the art, poor as it may be, that you have learned, and be content with it; and pass through the rest of life like one who has entrusted to the gods with his whole soul all that he has, making yourself neither the tyrant nor the slave of any man.
The body and its parts are a river, the soul a dream and mist, life is warfare and a journey far from home, lasting reputation is oblivion.
Don't be ashamed to need help. Like a soldier storming a wall, you have a mission to accomplish. And if you've been wounded and you need a comrade to pull you up? So what?
Its a dream, a fearful dream, life is.
A society of equal laws, governed by equality of status and of speech, and of rulers who respect the liberty of their subjects above all else.
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
Not to be slack and negligent; or loose, and wanton in thy actions; nor contentious, and troublesome in thy conversation; nor to rove and wander in thy fancies and imaginations. Not basely to contract thy soul; nor boisterously to sally out with it, or furiously to launch out as it were, nor ever to want employment.
Honor and revere the gods, treat human beings as they deserve, be tolerant with others and strict with yourself. Remember, nothing belongs to you but your flesh and blood—and nothing else is under your control.
Think often the connection of all things in the world and their mutual relations, they are arguably intertwined with each other and thus have for each other a mutual friendship, and that under the connection that leads him and the unity of matter.
A limit of time is fixed for thee, which if thou dost not use for clearing away the clouds from thy mind, it will go and thou wilt go, and it will never return.
He who has seen the present has seen everything, that which happened in the most distant past and that which will happen in the future.
Try how the life of the good man suits thee, the life of him who is satisfied with his portion out of the whole, and satisfied with his own just acts and benevolent disposition.
It is a ridiculous thing for a man not to fly from his own badness, which is indeed possible, but to fly from other men's badness, which is impossible.
Let not the future trouble you; for you will come to it, if come you must, bearing with you the same reason which you are using now to meet the present.