We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed! What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired?
Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.
Let us be brave in the face of adversity.
If you wish to fear nothing, consider that everything is to be feared.
To keep oneself safe does not mean to bury oneself.
If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him.
You can end love more easily than you can moderate it.
For the great benefits of our being- our life, health, and reason-we look upon ourselves.
Failure changes for the better, success for the worse.
The courts of kings are full of people, but empty of friends.
Nothing is our except time.
No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.
There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.
What you think about yourself is much more important than what others think of you.
It is for the superfluous things of life that men sweat.
He who looks for advantage out of friendship strips it all of its nobility.
Malice drinks one-half of its own poison.
Fortune reveres the brave, and overwhelms the cowardly.
Know this, that he that is a friend to himself, is a friend to all men.
The mind is slow to unlearn what it learnt early.
It is not death we fear, but the thought of it.
It is not manly to turn one's back on fortune.
Add each day something to fortify you against poverty and death.
What is the proper limit for wealth? It is, first, to have what is necessary; and, second, to have what is enough.
No evil is without its compensation ... it is not the loss itself, but the estimate of the loss, that troubles us.
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