Whatever happens to every man, this is for the interest of the universal:
De beste manier om je op iemand te wreken, is niet te worden zoals hij.
Moreover, to endure labour; nor to need many things; when I have anything to do, to do it myself rather than by others; not to meddle with many businesses; and not easily to admit of any slander.
Do not act as if you had ten thousand years to throw away. Death stands at your elbow. Be good for something while you live and it is in your power.
Today I escaped all circumstance, or rather I cast out all circumstance, for it was not outside me, but within my judgements.
Be not disgusted, nor discouraged, nor dissatisfied, if thou dost not succeed in doing everything according to right principles; but when thou bast failed, return back again, and be content if the greater part of what thou doest is consistent with man's nature, and love this to which thou returnest.