To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
It is said that as many days as there are in the whole journey, so many are the men and horses that stand along the road, each horse and man at the interval of a days journey; and these are stayed neither by snow nor rain nor heat nor darkness from accomplishing their appointed course with all speed.
When asked what he would take to let a man give him a blow on the head, he said, "A helmet."
The whole life of man is but a point of time let us enjoy it.
In giving advice, seek to help, not please, your friend.
In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons.
Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation.
To what purpose should I trouble myself in searching out the secrets of the stars, having death or slavery continually before my eyes?