From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.

Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man almost nothing.

It is the height of absurdity to sow little but weeds in the first half of one's lifetime and expect to harvest a valuable crop in the second half.

Epictetus

All philosophy lies in two words: sustain and abstain

Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one.

Absence and death are the same -- only that in death there is no suffering.

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