Be content with what you are, and wish not change nor dread your last day, nor long for it.
Quote by Marcus Aurelius
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Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it... Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle.
Here is the rule to remember in the future, When anything tempts you to be bitter: not, 'This is a misfortune' but 'To bear this worthily is good fortune.'
Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
People who own property feel a sense of ownership in their future and their society. They study, save, work, strive and vote. And people trapped in a culture of tenancy do not.
By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future.
I think the way things have been left after Iraq is that people won't believe the Government of the day, so they have to know that lessons have been learnt and that all political parties and people, whether they were for or against the invasion of Iraq, have learnt lessons.
The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers.
Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
Love isn't an emotion or an instinct - it's an art.
When we lose one blessing, another is often, most unexpectedly, given in its place.
If a way to the better there be, it lies in taking a full look at the worst.
You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.