All religions must be tolerated… for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
He who is not happy with little will never be happy with much.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.
Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
Any person capable of angering you becomes your master.
When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.
Ruin and recovering are both from within.
No great thing is created suddenly.
You can be happy if you know this secret: Some things are within your power to control and some things are not.
Suffering arises from trying to control what is uncontrollable, or from neglecting what is within our power.
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.
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.