If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Quote by Marcus Aurelius
Anger cannot be dishonest.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning...
Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if...
The act of dying is one of the acts of life.
You are pretty - we know it; and young - it's true; and rich -...
Fortune gives many too much, but none enough
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and...
Perhaps there are none more lazy, or more truly ignorant, than your everlasting readers.
Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst
Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely...
Cinna wishes to seem poor, and is poor
There is no glory in outstripping donkeys
A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions.
The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
Those who are enslaved to their sects are not merely devoid of all sound knowledge,...
All is ephemeral, - fame and the famous as well
To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine...
Be content to seem what you really are.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with...
Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.