Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already.
The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it
I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others
Death hangs over thee, While thou still live, while thou may, do good
The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Life is a warfare and a stranger's sojourn, and after fame is oblivion.
Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.
No form of Nature is inferior to Art; for the arts merely imitate natural forms
What is not good for the swarm is not good for the bee.
To them that ask, 'Where have you seen the gods, or how do you know for certain there are gods, that you are so devout in their worship?' I answer, 'Neither have I ever seen my own soul, and yet I respect and honor it.'