I never come back home with the same moral character I went out with; something or other becomes unsettled where I had achieved internal peace; some one or other of the things I had put to flight reappears on the scene.
The cure for anger is delay.
The sun shines even on the wicked.
Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
My joy in learning is partly that it enables me to teach
So live with men as if God saw you and speak to God, as if men heard you.
The primary sign of a well-ordered mind is a man’s ability to remain in one place and linger in his own company
Man is a social animal.
While the fates permit, live happily; life speeds on with hurried step, and with winged days the wheel of the headlong year is turned.
What a great blessing is a friend with a heart so trusty you may safely bury all your secrets in it.
If virtue precede us every step will be safe.
Time heals what reason cannot.
One must steer, not talk.
A hungry people listens not to reason, nor cares for justice, nor is bent by any prayers.
One should count each day a separate life.
A man’s as miserable as he thinks he is.
Life is like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.
A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
Fate rules the affairs of mankind with no recognizable order.
Where the speech is corrupted, the mind is also.
The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man… It is more powerful than external circumstances.
A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant.
We often want one thing and pray for another, not telling the truth even to the gods.
A good mind possesses a kingdom: a great fortune is a great slavery.
True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
Beyond all things is the sea
The first step in a person’s salvation is knowledge of their sin.
It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing.
Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism.
If you are surprised at the number of our maladies, count our cooks.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.
Do everything as in the eye of another.
Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
As was his language so was his life.
For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.
Let tears flow of their own accord: their flowing is not inconsistent with inward peace and harmony.
True happines is to enjoy the present, without axious 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 gratest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
God is the universal substance in existing things. He comprises all things. He is the fountain of all being. In Him exists everything that is.