It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
You are a little soul carrying around a corpse.
All religions must be tolerated... for... every man must get to heaven in his own way.
If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked.
If thy brother wrongs thee, remember not so much his wrong-doing, but more than ever that he is thy brother.
Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
You may be always victorious if you will never enter into any contest where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible.
It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk.
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil.
It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you, but your opinion that these things are insulting.
Only the educated are free.
Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.
Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it. Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return. Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?
Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.
Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.
Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things, and then proceed to greater.