Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.
If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.
God has entrusted me with myself.
Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed.
When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.
A wise man is he who does not grieve for the thing which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
No greater thing 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.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
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.
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
No man is free who is not a master of himself.
For it is not death or hardship that is a fearful thing, but the fear of death and hardship.
What will the world be quite overturned when you die?
Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things, and then proceed to greater.
Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty, God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil.
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