Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together,but do so with all your heart.
The happiness and unhappiness of the rational, social animal depends not on what he feels but on what he does; just as his virtue and vice consist not in feeling but in doing.
When men are inhuman, take care not to feel towards them as they do towards other humans.
Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life.
It is not death that a man should fear, but rather he should fear never beginning to live.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
Everything is only for a day, both that which remembers and that which is remembered
All things fade and quickly turn to myth.
Do the things external which fall upon thee distract thee? Give thyself time to learn something new and good, and cease to be whirled around.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
Life is opinion.
Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature, and end thy journey in content, just as an olive falls off when it is ripe, blessing nature who produced it, and thanking the tree on which it grew.