Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.
Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.
Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is a habit.
If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
Awareness of ignorance is the beginning of wisdom.
The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.
Falling down is not a failure. Failure comes when you stay where you have fallen.
I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
In every person there is a sun. Just let them shine.
If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
Wisdom begins in wonder.
Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.