No great thing is created suddenly.
Quote by Epictetus
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To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.
Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed.
We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.
We are not to give credit to the many, who say that none ought to be educated but the free but rather to the philosophers, who say that the well-educated alone are free.
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.
I don't have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.
Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.
We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God's.
The psychical, whatever its nature may be, is itself unconscious.
There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.
You get the health benefits of coffee up through about the first twenty-four ounces. It's the biggest source of antioxidants for Americans, and we think it helps prevent Alzheimer's and Parkinson's as well.
Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
The sad truth is that the civil rights movement cannot be reborn until we identify the causes of black suffering, some of them self-inflicted. Why can't black leaders organize rallies around responsible sexuality, birth within marriage, parents reading to their children and students staying in school and doing homework?