Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.