Happiness depends upon ourselves.
The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
Nature does nothing in vain.
The gods too are fond of a joke.
Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.
Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.
A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state.
He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.
A true friend is one soul in two bodies.
Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.
Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
The secret to humor is surprise.