A man should be upright, not be kept upright.
Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)
Contributed by: Zaady
It is a shameful thing for the soul to faint while the body still perseveres.
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.
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.
Nothing can come out of nothing, any more than a thing can go back to nothing.
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