Stand a little less between me and the sun.
Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.
No man is hurt but by himself. …Literally by how he interprets what happens to him. If he focusses on how it could have been better, he will be hurt. If he focusses on how it could have been worse, he will be happy. The same is true for women too.
He lit a lamp in broad daylight and said, as he went about, “I am looking for a human.”
Of what use is a philosopher who doesn’t hurt anybody’s feelings?
I am called a dog because I fawn on those who give me anything, I yelp at those who refuse, and I set my teeth in rascals.
He has the most who is most content with the least.
I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance.
Man is the most intelligent of the animals – and the most silly.
People who talk well but do nothing are like musical intruments; the sound is all they have to offer.
One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings
We come into the world alone and we die alone. Why, in life, should we be any less alone?
Even if I am but a pretender to wisdom, that in itself is philosophy.
A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.