Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours.
Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)
Contributed by: Zaady
When we consider we are bound to be serviceable to mankind, and bear with their faults, we shall perceive there is a common tie of nature and relation between us.
Let thine occupations be few, saith the sage, if thou wouldst lead a tranquil life.
Just as the sand-dunes, heaped one upon another, hide each the first, so in life the former deeds are quickly hidden by those that follow after.
That which is not good for the beehive cannot be good for the bees.
Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.
Let goodness go with the doing.
Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.
Whatever happens at all happens as it should; thou wilt find this true, if thou shouldst watch closely.
The happiness and unhappiness of the rational, social animal depends not on what he feels but on what he does; just as his virtue and vice consist not in feeling but in doing.
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