A strict belief, 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.
Justice is a contract of expediency, entered upon to prevent men harming or being harmed.
The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully.
The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
It is not so much our friend's help that helps us as the confidence of their help.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
If the gods listened to the prayers of men, all humankind would quickly perish since they constantly pray for many evils to befall one another.
The greater difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.