It is not fit that I should give myself pain, for I have never intentionally given pain even to another.
Everything that happens, happens as it should.
A man is a little soul carrying around a courpse.
At day's first light have in readiness, against disinclination to leave your bed, the thought that "I am rising for the work of man."
The best sort of revenue is not to be like him who did the injury.
The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.
Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else. Marcus Aure
No one loses any other life than the one he now lives, nor does one live any other life than that which he will lose.
Death--a stopping of impressions through the senses, and of the pulling of the cords of motion, and of the ways of thought, and of service to the flesh.
The most complete revenge is not to imitate the aggressor.
Once you have done a man a service, what more reward would you have? Is it not enough to have obeyed the laws of your own nature, without expecting to be paid for it?
They know not how many things are signified by the words stealing, sowing, buying, keeping quiet, seeing what ought to be done; for this is not effected by the eyes, but by another kind of vision.
Accustom yourself not to be disregarding of what someone else has to say: as far as possible enter into the mind of the speaker.
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already.
All that is from the gods is full of Providence.
The nature of the All moved to make the universe.
Leave the wrong done by another where the wrong arose.
It is the duty of men to love even those who injure them.
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.
Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours.
No one can keep you from living as your nature requires. Nothings can happen to you that is not required by Nature.
Put it out of the power of truth to give you an ill character. If anybody reports you not to be an honest man let your practice give him the lie.
The universe is in change, life is an opinion.
In the same degree in which a man's mind is nearer to freedom from all passion, in the same degree also is it nearer to strength.
Remember that what pulls the strings is the force hidden within; there lies the power to persuade, there the life - there, if one must speak out, the real man.
The universe is a single life comprising one substance and one soul.
Adapt yourself to the life you have been given; and truly love the people with whom destiny has surrounded you.
Take away your opinion, and then there is taken away the complaint, 'I have been harmed.' Take away the complaint, 'I have been harmed,' and the harm is taken away.
Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.