A man who seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
If thy brother wrongs thee, remember not so much his wrong-doing, but more than ever that he is thy brother
If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you, but your opinion that these things are insulting.
It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing.
Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed.
Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.
Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world.