My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.
Wind puffs up empty bladders; opinion, fools.
I hold that to need nothing is divine, and the less a man needs the nearer does he approach divinity.
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
I know nothing except of my ignorance.
He is not only idle who does nothing but he is idle who might be better employed.
Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.
To need nothing is divine, and the less a man needs the nearer does he approach to divinity.
Those who want fewer things are nearest to the gods.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.