Everything that happens, happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so.
The world is mere change, and this life, opinion.
In the morning when thou risest unwillingly, let this thought be present – I am rising to the work of a human being. Why then am I dissatisfied if I am going to do the things for which I exist and for which I was brought into the world?
The things you think about determine the quality of your mind.
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Man, what are you talking about? Me in chains? You may fetter my leg but my will, not even Zeus himself can overpower.
Give up your thirst for books, so that you do not die a grouch.
How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbour says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.
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.