Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
If thy brother wrongs thee, remember not so much his wrong-doing, but more than ever that he is thy brother.
If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked.
People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control. Stop aspiring to be anyone other than your own best self: for that does fall within your control.
He who is not happy with little will never be happy with much.
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
Authentic happiness is always independent of external conditions.
We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
Desire and happiness cannot live together.
No great thing is created suddenly.
All religions must be tolerated… for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
Silence is safer than speech.
The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.