Custom adapts itself to expediency.
All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
Do not laugh much or often or unrestrainedly.
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.