The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
Quote by Epictetus
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It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
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.
Only the educated are free.
Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed.
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible.
Leadership - leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.
Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman it depends on how much happiness you can handle.
Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism have reduced the pace of military transformation and have revealed our lack of preparation for defensive and stability operations. This Administration has overextended our military.
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
On Sunday morning, I'm not nervous... I can't wait to tell what God wants me to say.
Let's just do what is right for the American people. And those of us who are involved in politics and government know that our responsibility is to the American people, that we have a responsibility to find our common ground, to seek it and to find it.
Young people are fitter to invent than to judge fitter for execution than for counsel and more fit for new projects than for settled business.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
Conscience is God present in man.