(342-270 B. C), Greek philosopher
The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it.—Skilful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
A strict belief in fate is the worst kind of slavery; on the other hand there is comfort in the thought that God will be moved by our prayers.
It is impossible to live pleasurably without living prudently, and honorably, and justly; or to live prudently, and honorably, and justly, without living pleasurably.
When we have only a little we should be satisfied; for this reason, that those best enjoy abundance who are contented with the least.
The mind that is much elevated and insolent with prosperity, and cast down by adversity, is generally abject and base.
All other love is extinguished by self-love; beneficence, humanity, justice, and philosophy sink under it.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.