The easiest and noblest way is not to be crushing others, but to be improving yourselves.
In any inquiry you are likely to attain more nearly to knowledge of your object in proportion to the care and accuracy with which you have prepared yourself to understand that object in itself.
Those who care about their souls and do not subordinate them to the body dissociate themselves firmly from these others and refuse to accompany them on their haphazard journey; and, believing that it is wrong to oppose philosophy with her offer of liberation and purification, they turn and follow her wherever she leads...
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.
The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.
How many things can I do without?
I love to go and see all the things I am happy without.
Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing.
Bad people live that they may eat and drink, whereas good people eat and drink that they may live.