Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for, and with obscurity, for being unenvied.
Quote by Plutarch
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Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
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The wildest colts make the best horses.
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What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
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No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks...
A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech
Character is long-standing habit.
The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
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The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it,...
The man who is completely wise and virtuous has no need of glory, except so...
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn...
To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.