A city is not adorned by external things, but by the virtue of those who dwell in it.
Freedom is secured not by the fulfilling of men’s desires, but by the removal of desire.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
Very little is needed for everything to be upset and ruined, only a slight lapse in reason.
Fortify yourself with contentment for this is an impregnable fortress.
All religions must be tolerated… for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
Men are not afraid of things, but of how they view them.
You may fetter my leg, but Zeus himself cannot get the better of my free will.
First say to yourself what you would be;and then do what you have to do.