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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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.
Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
God has entrusted me with myself.
It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
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.
Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
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.
The most important thing in the world is family and love.
The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn't mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it.
Today I can announce a raft of reforms that we estimate could save over 2.5 million police hours every year. That's the equivalent of more than 1,200 police officer posts. These reforms are a watershed moment in policing. They show that we really mean business in busting bureaucracy.
For a creative writer possession of the 'truth' is less important than emotional sincerity.
It's not always been a happy marriage. I guess I wanted a quick fix.
But I was very, very lucky, and it was a wake up call as far as motorbikes are concerned. I never flirted with death on the bike, but now I'm totally convinced they're death machines.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language, and forthwith it is something entirely different.
You're basically the sum of all the experiences you've ever had, and they're sort of shaken up in you and reproduced in the things you create, and that includes seeing movies.
It is another's fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do not give. To find one thankful man, I will oblige a great many that are not so.