It is right in principle that those should be the best loved who have contributed most to the elevation of the human race and human life.
The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow-creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life.
Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it.
The really important thing is not to live, but to live well. And to live well meant, along with more enjoyable things in life, to live according to your principles.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
What screws us up the most in life is the picture in our head of what it’s supposed to be.
Be of good cheer about death, and know this of a truth, that no evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
The true champion of justice, if he intends to survive even for a short time, must necessarily confine himself to private life and leave politics alone.
Do you feel no compunction, at having followed a line of action which puts you in danger of the death penalty? I might fairly reply to him, You are mistaken, my friend, if you think that a man who is worth anything ought to spend his time weighing up the prospects of life and death. He has only one thing to consider in performing any action – that is, whether he is acting rightly or wrongly, like a good man or a bad one.