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.
Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)
Contributed by: Zaady
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.
How much trouble he avoids who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
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.
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.
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