A room without books is like a body without a soul.
While there's life, there's hope.
It is foolish to tear one’s hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.
The life given us, by nature is short; but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal.
To study philosophy is nothing but to prepare one’s self to die.
Sed nescio quo modo nihil tam absurde dici potest quod non dicatur ab aliquo philosphorum. (There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.)
What is morally wrong can never be advantageous, even when it enables you to make some gain that you believe to be to your advantage. The mere act of believing that some wrongful course of action constitutes an advantage is pernicious.
I criticize by creation, not by finding fault.
We must not only obtain Wisdom: we must enjoy her.
Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature.
I have taken so kindly to idleness that I can't tear myself away from it. So either I amuse myself with books, of which I have a good stock at Antium, or I count the waves - the weather is unsuitable for mackerel fishing... And my sole form of political activity is to hate the rascals, and even that I do without anger.
Nature abhors annihilation.
Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.
The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable.
One who sees the Supersoul accompanying the individual soul in all bodies and who understands that neither the soul nor the Supersoul is ever destroyed, actually sees.
According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.