Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.
The soul's impurity consists in bad judgments, and purification consists in producing in it right judgments, and the pure soul is one which has right judgments.
A ship ought not to be held by one anchor, nor life by a singe hope.
Confident because of our caution
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things
What is the first business of philosophy? To part with self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn what he thinks that he already knows
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
It is the sign of a dull mind to dwell upon the cares of the body, to prolong exercise, eating and drinking, and other bodily functions. These things are best done by the way; all your attention must be given to the mind.
All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain