Our life is what our thoughts make it.
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.
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.
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.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
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.
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
Lost time is never found again.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Shall I, that have destroyed my Preservers, return home?
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?
My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break.
Have more than you show, speak less than you know.
There's an old saying that applies to me: you can't lose a game if you don't play the game.
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
Look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under it.
If we are true to ourselves, we can not be false to anyone.
Parting is such sweet sorrow That I shall say goodnight till it be tomorrow.
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.
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.
Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
Oh! Most miserable wretch that I am! Why have I not learnt how to swim?
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
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.
A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.
Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable.