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Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is to little.
is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned,
we men all live in a city without walls.
art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what
I knew was far removed from their understanding.
all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest
is the possession of friendship.
not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring
what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things
you only hoped for.
If thou wilt make
a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly.
And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant
There is no such thing as justice
in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men
free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without
servility to mobs or monarchs...
time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to
be in a crowd.
Misfortune seldom intrudes
upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout
the course of life.
I have never wished
to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve
I do not know.
Skillful pilots gain their
reputation from storms and tempest.
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