"The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd."
"There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men"
"A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs..."
"Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life."
"Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest."
"It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help."
"Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist."
"Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little."
"I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know."
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