Light troubles speak; the weighty are struck dumb.
It should be our care not so much to live a long life as a satisfactory one.
He is most powerful who governs himself.
Every guilty person is his own hangman.
Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other.
Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received.
One should count each day a separate life.
Shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other; yet do not devote yourself to one branch exclusively. Strive to get clear notions about all. Give up no science entirely; for science is but one.
You are your choices.
You must live for another if you wish to live for yourself.
The mind is slow to unlearn what it learnt early.
It is a youthful failing to be unable to control ones impulses.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
No one is laughable who laughs at himself.
Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering.
He who is brave is free.
Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence, but wise men see it beyond both existence and non-existence to something that transcends them both; this is an observation of the Middle Way.
We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.
No man was ever wise by chance.
The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.
There is none made so great, but he may both need the help and service, and stand in fear of the power and unkindness, even of the meanest of mortals.