Being happy is knowing how to be content with little
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not.
I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.
The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd.
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
We must exercise ourselves in the things which bring happiness, since, if that be present, we have everything, and, if that be absent, all our actions are directed toward attaining it.
Men, believing in myths, will always fear something terrible, everlasting punishment as certain or probable . . . Men base all these fears not on mature opinions, but on irrational fancies, that they are more disturbed by fear of the unknown than by facing facts. Peace of mind lies in being delivered from all these fears.
Of all the means to insure happiness throughout the whole life, by far the most important is the acquisition of friends.
Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not. Why should I fear that which can only exist when I do not?
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know.
Live your life without attracting attention.