Of all the things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Injustice is not intrinsically bad: people regard it as evil only because it is accompanied by the fear that they will not escape the officials who are appointed to punish evil actions.
Of all the things that wisdom provides for the happiness of a whole life, the most important by far is acquiring friends.
No pleasure is intrinsically bad, but what causes pleasure is accompanied by many things that disturb pleasure.
The happiest men are those who have reached the point where they have nothing to fear from those who surround them.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for.
Let no one delay the study of philosophy when young nor weary of it when old.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
It is impossible to live pleasurably without living prudently, and honorably, and justly; or to live prudently, and honorably, and justly, without living pleasurably.
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