Control thy passions lest they take vengence on thee.
If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
Don’t be concerned with other people’s impressions of you. They are dazzled and deluded by appearances. Stick with your purpose. This alone will strengthen your will and give your life coherence.
He who is not happy with little will never be happy with much.
Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.
Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
Desire and happiness cannot live together.
It takes more than just a good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.
Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
No great thing is created suddenly.
Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed.
Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
If thy brother wrongs thee, remember not so much his wrong-doing, but more than ever that he is thy brother.
No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.