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.
Consider that thou dost not even understand whether men are doing wrong or not, for many things are done with a certain reference to circumstance. And, in short, a man must learn a great deal to enable him to pass a correct judgment on another man's acts.
Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.
When men are inhuman, take care not to feel towards them as they do towards other humans
The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious.
To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
The act of dying is one of the acts of life.
Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live.
Take full account of what excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not.
Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.
A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions.
The present joys of life we doubly taste by looking back with pleasure on the past
When the crowd of your admirers is shouting, Bravo Hear, hear it is not you, Pomponius, but your dinner that is eloquent
As the same fire assumes different shapes When it consumes objects differing in shape, So does the one Self take the shape Of every creature in whom he is present.
What is not good for the swarm is not good for the bee.
Glory arrives too late when it comes only to one's ashes
Do you make a grievance of weighing so many pounds only instead of three hundred Then why fret about living so many years only, instead of more Since you are content with the measure of substance allowed you, be so also with the measure of time
Each thing is of like form from everlasting and comes round again in its cycle.
Poverty is the mother of crime.
The universal order and the personal order are nothing but different expressions and manifestations of a common underlying principle.
Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.
When the blandishments of life are gone, the coward creeps to death - the brave lives on
Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
Zoilus, why do you delight in using a whole pound weight of gold for the setting of a stone, and thus burying your poor sardonyx Such rings are more suited to your legs the weight is too great for fingers
Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also.
Is any man afraid of change Why what can take place without change What then is more pleasing or more suitable to the universal nature.
Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.
When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life.
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