We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed! What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired?
What you think about yourself is much more important than what others think of you.
The road to learning by precept is long, but by example short and effective.
Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.
No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.
It is wrong not to give a hand to the fallen. This right is common to the whole human race.
The courts of kings are full of people, but empty of friends.
To keep oneself safe does not mean to bury oneself.
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.
Let us be brave in the face of adversity.
What is the proper limit for wealth? It is, first, to have what is necessary; and, second, to have what is enough.
You can end love more easily than you can moderate it.
If you wish to fear nothing, consider that everything is to be feared.
Nothing is our except time.
There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him.
The mind is slow to unlearn what it learnt early.
It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and prefer things in measure to things in excess.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
Unhappy is the man, though he rule the world, who doesn't consider himself supremely blessed.
No evil is without its compensation ... it is not the loss itself, but the estimate of the loss, that troubles us.
Unhappy is the man, though he rule the world, who doesn't consider himself supremely blessed. In order to consider himself supremely blessed he must deeply understand that things could be much worse but aren't! To not do that is to always be less happy than he could be.
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