I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
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.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.