Part of Sacred Literature of Alexandrian Jews
"Self-control and understanding, righteousness and courage, there is nothing in life more profitable than these."
"The sacred commandments were given for the sake of righteousness, to arouse pious thoughts and to form character."
"What is philosophy? To deliberate well in reference to any question that emerges, never to be carried away by impulses, but to ponder over the injuries that result from the passions, and to act rightly as the circumstances demand, practicing moderation."
"Let not anxiety enter your heart, for it has killed many strong men... Anxiety brings on old age prematurely."
"Reason would not have us grieve for the dead, who are set free from evil, but all men do grieve over them, because they think of themselves and of their own advantage."
"The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure; and he that hath little business shall become wise."