A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
A great fortune is a great slavery.
A great mind becomes a great fortune.
A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
A person's fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.
All art is but imitation of nature.
Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
As long as you live, keep learning how to live.
Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.
Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.
Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune all these are names of the one and selfsame God.
Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.
Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.
Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism.
Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.
For greed all nature is too little.