Nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted by nature to bear.
Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.
Very little is needed to make a happy life.
The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
You will find rest from vain fancies if you perform every act in life as though it were your last.
Remember this-that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
A little flesh, a little breath, and a Reason to rule all - that is myself.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.
Life is a warfare and a stranger's sojourn, and after fame is oblivion.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
When you are outraged by somebody's impudence, ask yourself at once, 'Can the world exist without impudent people?' It cannot; so do not ask for impossibilities.
Opinion is the main thing which does harm or good in the world. It is our false opinions that ruin us.
Nothing happens to any thing which that thing is not made by nature to bear.
Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be. Become one yourself!
If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.
The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing; the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unseen attack.
The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts, therefore guard accordingly; and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue, and reasonable nature.
It is the act of a madman to pursue impossibilities.
The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Where life is possible at all, a right life is possible; life in a palace is possible; therefore even in a palace a right life is possible.
To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.
To stand up -- or be setup?
A man does not sin by commission only, but often by ommission.
A candour affected is a dagger concealed.
By a tranquil mind I mean nothing else than a mind well ordered.
Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself; praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised.
In the morning, when you are sluggish about getting up, let this thought be present: 'I am rising to a man's work.'
Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favor; for even death is one of the things that Nature wills.
Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.
How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.
How ridiculous and unrealistic is the man who is astonished at anything that happens in life.