Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.



Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek

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The wealth required by nature is limited and is easy to procure; but the wealth required by vain ideals extends to infinity.

The greatest fruit of self-sufficiency is freedom.

It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet,than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.

The fool's life is empty of gratitude and full of fears; its course lies wholly toward the future.

Haec ego non multis (scribo), sed tibi: satis enim magnum alter alteri theatrum sumus. I am writing this not to many, but to you: certainly we are a great enough audience for each other.

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.

Death is nothing to us. When we exist, death is not; and when death exists, we are not. All sensation and consciousness ends with death and therefore in death there is neither pleasure nor pain. The fear of death arises from the belief that in death, there is awareness.

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not.

The man who says that all events are necessitated has no ground for critizing the man who says that not all events are necessitated. For according to him this is itself a necessitated event.

The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.

He who is not satisfied with a little, is satisfied with nothing .

Death is nothing to us since when we are death has not come and when death has come we are not.

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss.

Empty is the argument of the philosopher which does not relieve any human suffering.