It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement – that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.
What could I say to you that would be of value, except that perhaps you seek too much, that as a result of your seeking you cannot find.
The things people say of a man do not alter a man. He is what he is. Public opinion is of no value whatsoever.
The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization, though then, it is true, it had for the most part no value, since the individual was scarcely in a position to defend it.
One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation, compassion.