What you think about yourself is much more important than what others think of you.
If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him.
We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.
We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed! What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired?
True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing.
The mind is slow to unlearn what it learnt early.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.
The courts of kings are full of people, but empty of friends.
He who looks for advantage out of friendship strips it all of its nobility.
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
If you want to be loved, love.
What is the proper limit for wealth? It is, first, to have what is necessary; and, second, to have what is enough.
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.
No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.
The road to learning by precept is long, but by example short and effective.
The conditions of conquest are always easy. We have but to toil awhile, endure awhile, believe always, and never turn back
Failure changes for the better, success for the worse.
It is wrong not to give a hand to the fallen. This right is common to the whole human race.
Let us be brave in the face of adversity.
A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
If you wish to fear nothing, consider that everything is to be feared.
To keep oneself safe does not mean to bury oneself.
Add each day something to fortify you against poverty and death.
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