Who then is free? The one who wisely is lord of themselves, who neither poverty, death or captivity terrify, who is strong to resist his appetites and shun honors, and is complete in themselves smooth and round like a globe.
The pleasure of eating is not in the costly flavor but in yourself.
What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye.
The years as they pass plunder us of one thing after another.
There is measure in all things.
There is moderation in everything.
They change their climate, not their soul, who rush across the sea.
Think to yourself that every day is your last; the hour to which you do not look forward will come as a welcome surprise.
This is a fault common to all singers, that among their friends they will never sing when they are asked; unasked, they will never desist.
To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.