A man that seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.
It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
Common and vulgar people ascribe all ills that they feel to others; people of little wisdom ascribe to themselves; people of much wisdom, to no one.
If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible.
You may be always victorious if you will never enter into any contest where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.