Only God knows

"The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways — I to die and you to live. Which is the better, only...

Eat to Live

"Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat."

Think not

"Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults."

Having the fewest Wants

"Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods."

The Way to Gain a Good Reputation

"Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of - for credit is like fire; when once you have...

Live with Honor

"The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and...


"Remember what is unbecoming to do is also unbecoming to speak of."

Nothing Stable in Human Affairs

"Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity."

Giving Sensible Tokens of Love

"Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love."

The only Good is Knowledge

"The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance."