Man must be arched and buttressed from within, else the temple wavers to the dust.
Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)
Contributed by: Zaady
As for life, it is a battle and a sojourning in a strange land; but the fame that comes after is oblivion.
Remember that what pulls the strings is the force hidden within; there lies the power to persuade, there the life,- there, if one must speak out, the real man.
Every man's life lies within the present; for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain.
Things that have a common quality ever quickly seek their kind.
Think of this doctrine - That reasoning beings were created for one another's sake; That to be patient is a branch of justice; and that we often sin without intending it.
Men exist for the sake of one another. Teach them then or bear with them.
Let thy chief fort and place of defense be a mind free from passions. A stronger place and better fortified than this, hath no man.
This is moral perfection: to live each day as though it were the last; to be tranquil, sincere, yet not indifferent to one's fate.
If it is not seemly, do it not; if it is not true, speak it not.
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