The good or ill of a man lies within his own will.
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
Try not to react merely in the moment. Pull back from the situation. Take a wider view. Compose yourself.
A man that seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.
Man is troubled not by events but by the meaning he gives them.
No great thing is created suddenly.