Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.

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.

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.

Who does not desire such a victory by which we shall join places in our Kingdom, so far divided by nature, and for which we shall set up trophies in another conquered world?

How happy had it been for me had I been slain in the battle. It had been far more noble to have died the victim of the enemy than fall a sacrifice to the rage of my friends.

How should a man be capable of grooming his own horse, or of furbishing his own spear and helmet, if he allows himself to become unaccustomed to tending even his own person, which is his most treasured belonging?

This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.

You shall, I question not, find a way to the top if you diligently seek for it; for nature hath placed nothing so high that it is out of the reach of industry and valor.

Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.

Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable.