Justice . . . is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed.
So death, the most terrifying of ills, is nothing to us, since so long as we exist, death is not with us; but when death comes, then we do not exist. It does not then concern either the living or the dead, since for the former it is not, and the latter a.
We cannot live pleasantly without living wisely and nobly and righteously.
We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink, for dining alone is leading the life of a lion or wolf.
If the gods listened to the prayers of men, all humankind would quickly perish since they constantly pray for many evils to befall one another.
The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully.
It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet,than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.
Neither one should hesitate about dedicating oneself to philosophy when young, nor should get tired of doing it when one's old, because no one is ever too young or too old to reach one's soul's healthy.
Those who tell the young man to live well and the old man to die well is nothing but a fool, not only for what life has in happiness to both young and old, but also for one must be careful in live honestly as well as die honestly.".
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
Nothing is sufficient for the person who finds sufficiency too little.
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.
The greater difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
Freedom is the greatest fruit of self-sufficiency.
Only the just man enjoys peace of mind.
Of all the things which wisdom acquires to produce the blessedness of the complete life far the greatest is the possession of Friendship.
There is nothing to fear from gods, There is nothing to feel in death, Good can be attained, Evil can be endured.
The flesh endures the storms of the present alone, the mind those of the past and future as well as the present.
Let no one delay the study of philosophy while young nor weary of it when old.