I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.
Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)
Contributed by: Zaady
Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
Man must be arched and buttressed from within, else the temple wavers to the dust.
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.
How powerful is man! He is able to do all that God wishes him to do. He is able to accept all that God sends upon him.
Whatever may befall thee, it was preordained for thee from everlasting.
Remember this,- that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life.
Men exist for the sake of one another. Teach them then or bear with them.
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