Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.